Air Design Systems are specialists in the design, installation & commissioning of ventilation systems. Our key areas of business include Smoke Ventilation, Natural Ventilation, Architectural Louvres, Solar Shading / Brise Soleil and Service / Maintenance Contracts.

Our History

  1. 1993

    Following success at major Smoke Ventilation companies, Alan Clare formed ADS on the 28th June 1993 by and received our first order for £706.00 from Fenland Laundries.

  2. 1994

    ADS employ in house project engineers and invest in AutoCAD line 13 & workstations, an investment worth over £20K.

  3. 1995

    ADS make a short move across the courtyard from 5 Kingsway House to 25 Kingsway House to create more space.

  4. 1995

    ADS marketing includes first brochure with ADS branding and Consett Juniors football strips.

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  5. 1995

    Key Project, Siemens North Tyneside for Hathaway Roofing & Sir Robert McAlpine - £380K for the architectural louvres package.

  6. 1998

  7. 1998

    ADS make another short move across Kingsway House to number 27. This would be our base for the next 16 years.

  8. 1999

    ADS employ our first installation team to give us more control of our resources on site. We now have 7 directly employed teams and sub-contract teams to call upon if required.

  9. 2004

    New Central server installed to support full new IT infrastructure. New domain name and e-mails set up.

  10. 2005

    Alan Clare’s son Adam Clare joined ADS to work in the Sales & Estimating team.

  11. 2005

    Key Project, IKEA Distribution Centre for Shepherd Construction - £350K Smoke Ventilation system.

  12. 2006

    ADS website launch and re-brand

  13. 2008

    Key Project, IKEA Dublin for RG Group - £380K Smoke Ventilation system. We also returned the following year to complete an extension to the scheme.

  14. 2009

    Key Project, ExCEL Phase 2 for Hathaway Roofing & Sir Robert McAlpine - £450K architectural louvres & Smoke Ventilators.

  15. 2010

  16. 2011

    ADS employ Lloyds Law LLP as our H&S consultants and also complete CHAS, Constructionline and Achilles Assessments to demonstrate our commitment to Health & Safety throughout the company.

  17. 2011

    Key Project, London 2012 International Broadcasting Centre, Media Centre and Aquatics Centre - £600K Smoke Ventilation systems.

  18. 2012

    ADS start using Social Media to update our followers

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  19. 2014

    ADS move office from Kingsway House to The Avenues to create more space for our ever growing team and a better working environment.

  20. 2015

    Key Project, HMP Northumberland for RLB / Sodexo - £350K Smoke Ventilation system.

  21. 2015

    Investment in a new Fleet of ADS vans.

  22. 2016

    Key Project, HMP North Wales for Crown House - £800K Smoke Ventilation system.

  23. 2017

    Implementation of Eque2 for fully integrated contracts management and Sage integration.

  24. 2017

    After 23 years with ADS, Karen Tanriverdi retires.

  25. 2018

    ADS are celebrating our 25th year in business and we plan for Alan Clare’s retirement after seeing ADS through a very successful 25 years. Adam Clare is made up to MD and ready to take ADS through the next 25 years…

  26. 2019

    Back on the 3rd December 1999 we gained two new employees who are now celebrating 20 years at ADS Ltd.

  27. 2020

    A very unusual year for ADS. Whilst dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic, we were also having a record year in terms of sales and turnover. Our attention was firmly on the safety of our employees as we returned to sites and the office re-opened.

  28. 2021

    ADS completed a full audit with IFC to demonstrate our competance for the design, supply, installation & commissioning of smoke ventilation systems. The SDI 19 scheme demonstrates ADS' capabilities & gives our clients confidence that they are using a quality installer.

  29. 2021

    2021 was a very sad year for ADS. Tragically Alan Clare passed away in October 2021. ADS had another record year and completed our largest ever contract at HMP Wellingborough. 

  30. 2022

    ADS relocated to our fourth office on the Team Valley. Having outgrown our previous rented premesis, we bought two units that will be our new home. Read more here. 

  31. 2023

    2023 marks ADS Ltd's 30th year in Business. What a journey it has been so far...


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