Coolair Equipment, Gloucester Business Park, Spie UK, Hitachi, VRF

Coolair Equipment has won a contract worth over £300,000 to install an air conditioning system with heat recovery at the Gloucester Business Park at Brockworth. Gloucester Business Park was officially opened in September 2000 and is home to more than 70 companies including Direct Wines, Horizon Nuclear Power, Ageas and TBS Engineering.

 Dunham-Bush, Glasgow Dental School, Panther, Fan coil units, FCU

Dunham-Bush Panther fan coil units have been installed at the Glasgow Dental School. Fitted in the Restorative Clinic at level 6 of the building by contractors James Frew, these high specification units were selected for their quiet powerful operation, energy efficiency and easy access for on-going maintenance.

Viessmann, boilers, CHP, modular, tall buildings, 110 George Stret, Vitobloc, Vitocrossal

Viessmann boilers and a Viessmann CHP unit have been specified for 101 George Street in Croydon. The project is the tallest modular building in the world.

air conditioning, Apple Technical Solutions, refurbishment, Royal Bath & West Pavillion, Toshiba, Toshiba Smart Cassettes

High-performance Toshiba Smart Cassettes running on low Global Warming Potential (GWP) R-32 refrigerant are at the heart of a new air conditioning system at Bath and West Showground’s recently refurbished restaurant.

Heatrae Sadia, Lush, hot water, cylinder, Megaflo

When the Norwich branch of the fresh handmade cosmetics retailer moved to a larger unit in order to meet rising customer demand, a new hot water cylinder was needed to supply enough water for product demonstrations and use in staff facilities throughout the day – no matter the time of year.

Toshiba Carrier, TCUK, Lambeth Palace, library, AquaSnap, chillers, heat pumps

Precious books and manuscripts dating back nearly 1,000 years will be protected in controlled environmental conditions courtesy of high efficiency Carrier AquaSnap chillers and heat pumps in a new world-class library at Lambeth Palace, home of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Grundfos Pumps, pumps, Sligo University hospital, Energy Check, Magna3, TPE3

Grundfos Pumps were delighted to play their part in helping a hospital achieve energy savings by providing the Sligo University Hospital with a detailed Energy Check report. This outlined the energy savings that were achievable by exchanging the hospital’s existing pumps with intelligent MAGNA3 and TPE3 pumps.

Dunham-Bush, Charles Darwin School, school, radiant panels, heating, Evolution, sports hall

It was a case of natural selection when Dunham-Bush Evolution radiant panels were installed at the recently refurbished sports hall and gymnasium at the Charles Darwin School in Biggin Hill, Kent.

Trox, Birmingham University, laboratories, VAV, Easylab, air management

Trox Easylab air management systems, VAV units, and fume cupboard controllers have been chosen to optimise energy efficiency at the new BREEAM 'Excellent'-rated Collaborative Teaching Laboratory (CTL) at the University of Birmingham.

Elta Fans, Pizza Hut, QUBE, centrifugal, box fan

A nationwide project to upgrade Pizza Hut’s kitchen ventilation systems to a higher performing, energy efficient solution is underway. Project manager Marcus Sawkins of GFMS Services has already upgraded several of the restaurants’ systems with the Elta Fans QUBE Centrifugal Box Fan which is reducing energy usage.

 NIBE, heat pumps, domestic, Chipping Homes, Ribble Valley

Developer Chipping Homes has specified air source heat pumps from NIBE for its attractive Fellside development in the picturesque village of Chipping in the Ribble Valley, which comprises 39 family homes.

Trox, fan coils, fancoils, grilles, Farringdon, London, Kaleidoscope, offices

Trox fancoils and grilles have been selected for a new office development at Farringdon East Crossrail station in London. The development, known as Kaleidoscope, will be a six storey office building of 88,600 sq ft with a restaurant unit on the ground floor.

Nortek, Reznor, Eagles Community Arena, heating, Nor-Ray-Vac, emitters

The Eagles Community Arena (ECA) is a new purpose-built community sports arena for grassroots sports of all ages and abilities.

Geyser Thermal Energy, heat pumps, Tyram Lakes

The luxury Tyram Lakes eco resort is working with renewable energy experts Geyser Thermal Energy to reduce energy use without sacrificing guest comfort.

Geyser Thermal Energy, Pure Purchasing Consultants, The Oxfordshire, Golf Club, heat pumps

The Oxfordshire Golf Club, Hotel & Spa is set to reduce its energy bills by one third as it switches to a far more economical and sustainable supplier - its own natural resources.

HS2, London, Sugar Cube, Euston,

Sweet start for HS2 at Euston

01 September, 2019

The first major structure to be built at Euston as part of HS2 has received the green light, with the London Borough of Camden approving the design for the high speed rail project’s eye-catching structure which will house technical equipment and a ventilation shaft for London Underground.

Elco, Studley Castle, boiler, Trigon, floor-standing, hotels, Inox-Maxi

Elco takes the castle

01 September, 2019

As part of a major refurbishment, the 180-year-old Studley Castle in Warwickshire needed to refurbish its boiler plant to provide hotel guests with highly efficient and reliable heating and hot water generation.

Castle Building Services Organisation, CBS, University of Central Lancashire, UCLan, Student Centre

Castle wins education project

01 September, 2019

Castle Building Services Organisation (CBS), an independent building services design and installation contractor, has announced a significant £6 million education sector contract win for its North West Office.

Carrier, Toshiba, heat pumps, river, water source, water-to-water, AquaForce

Carrier has supplied three high efficiency AquaForce heat pumps with a combined capacity of 5.0 MW for an innovative project harnessing energy from a local river.

 Viega, press connection, Coleg Menai, Llangefi, Wales, Profipress, Megapress

Viega has supplied its German engineered press connection technology to the development of a new state-of-the-art engineering centre at Coleg Menai’s Llangefni campus.

Pump House, roof support, hospital, Singleton Hospital, Wales, Swansea

Funding approved by the Welsh Assembly has seen the most up-to-date and powerful MRI scanner in Wales being installed at Singleton Hospital, Swansea.

 Trox, 21 Dartmouth Street, X-Cube, air handling units, AHUs, Max Fordham

For the redevelopment project at 21 Dartmouth Street, London, a premium occupant experience was essential to complement the enviable location. The installation of a Trox air conditioning solution, including Trox X-Cube air handling units (AHUs), and X-Aircontrol modules, with the X-Aircontrol Zonemaster, is enabling the building to achieve outstanding levels of efficiency alongside elite levels of comfort.

Lochinvar, Glasgow, Baltic Chambers, G8 Energy Solutions, TTB boilers

Banbury-based Lochinvar has supplied three high efficiency, condensing boilers to the newly refurbished Baltic Chambers in Glasgow. Originally built by the Victorian developer Duncan McNaughton, it is a familiar landmark close to Glasgow Central railway station. The six-storey building retains many of its original features including its striking façade with ornate stonework and mosaic floor tiled entrance foyer.

Elco, Thision L Elco, Cromwell Junior School, Staffordshire Mechanical Solutions, SMS

Five Thision L Eco 120kW boilers from Elco Heating Solutions have been installed at Cromwell Junior and Infants School, Birmingham, as part of the complete refurbishment of the plant room. The new boilers have been arranged back to back on a cascade frame with a pre-fabricated header system – maximising the output in a restricted area.

Royal Papworth Hospital, Grundfos,

Papworth’s first association with the field of medicine began back in 1918, when it was designated as a specialist TB treatment centre. Over the years it gained a pioneering reputation as a centre of excellence for transplants. Their success was formally recognised when it was granted a Royal title in 2017.

Mitsubishi Electric, e-Series Chillers, Redworth Associates, M&S Bank Arena

The M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool is now able to deliver energy efficient cooling to audiences of up to 11,000 thanks to the installation of 46 e-Series modular chillers from Mitsubishi Electric.

 Rinnai, hot water, Scarborough, continuous hot water, Coombe Hay Care Home, Rinnai HD55i

Rinnai continuous flow hot water heating units have replaced a vastly oversized and an almost-redundant traditional style of system at the Coombe Hay Care Home in Scarborough.

Rehau, Rautitan, TUV SUD, pipes, Hungate, Lendlease, York

Rehau’s Rautitan pipework has been specified for Hungate – a new high quality, town centre housing development being built in the historic city of York.

Mitsubishi Electric, Coolair Equipment, HVRF, hyrbid VRF

Air conditioning installation contractor Coolair Equipment will bring state-of-the-art technology to a major office redevelopment in central London.

Artic Kings College, HVAC, maintenance, M&E

Artic Building Service has secured a new maintenance contract to deliver the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Maintenance services to the prestigious King’s College Hospital.

Grundfos, Glastonbury, pumps

When a veritable army of enthusiasts descend on the mystical Vale of Avalon, they are there to experience what has become a music and aesthetic phenomenon that is just synonymous with Glastonbury.

 Mikrofill, John Black Day Hospital, boilers, Mikrovent, Waterman Group, LPHW system, pressurisation

Mikrofill has supplied a range of its products for the refurbishment of John Black Day Hospital in the West Midlands. The hospital, which provides mental health services, has undergone transformation from an in-patient to an out-patient facility. This included refurbishment of its building services.

Artic, Clare Hall, UCL, maintenance, M&E

University College London (UCL) has worked with Artic Building Services for a number of years and has now begun delivery of hard FM services at the university’s Clare Hall site near St Albans, Hertfordshire.

Pump House, AHU, Aberystwyth University, Flexi-Heavy, framework, 

This project is nestled in a stunning location, between the Cambrian Mountains and the Irish Sea. The Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus will provide new facilities for research into bioscience, agri-tech, and the food and drink sectors. It is a £40m new development boost the university’s current portfolio.

Grundfos, Wimbledon, Unilift

Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and is the only major that is played on grass. Each year a staggering 1 billion people follow the action and with around 500,000 people attending, this makes it one of the largest annual sporting events in Europe.

Sontay, France, Niagara, ST-Touch, France 3 Normandie, FLH Energie

The successful Regional French television channel, France 3 Normandie, is moving its headquarters to a new building in Rouen. Once the space is delivered in June 2019, its occupants will benefit from a state-of-the-art building management system (BMS) that integrates a range of Sontay Smart sensors.

Trox, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, fan coil, PWX, testing, air conditioning

Trox has been selected by BAM Construction to supply PWX fan coils for the second building at Paradise, Birmingham - Two Chamberlain Square. The 183,000 sq ft office building, the vision of Glenn Howells Architects, will join the first building in offering a cumulative 350,000 sq ft of Grade 1 office space as part of the Paradise masterplan.

Rinnai, Stafford, laundrette, continuous flow hot water, hot water, heating, HDC1500i

Rinnai has just completed the installation of two HDC1500i continuous flow hot water heating units at a busy laundrette serving businesses and the public in Stafford. The existing system was a heated stored water system – this meant that the site was paying to heat water it was not instantly using.

Waterloo, Big House, theatre, ventilation, grilles

After securing a long lease on an old factory that made mirrors and wooden frames, the Big House Theatre Company relocated to new headquarters in North London. The £300,000 renovation has transformed the building into a facility to support marginalised young people. The newly refurbished building includes performance and rehearsal spaces as well as counselling rooms and offices.

Mitsubishi Electric, Coolair, Tattu, Birmingham

Coolair Equipment has made a cool contribution to the fine dining experience at Birmingham’s new Tattu Restaurant. The company’s Cannock office designed and installed the state-of-the-art comfort cooling system for the luxury Chinese-inspired eatery, which opened in February in the city’s historic Grand Hotel.

Grundfos, Braemar, Fife Arms, hotel, Magna

Following a 2-year restoration, the Fife Arms Hotel in Braemar a very popular hotel - originally built in the 19th century - recently reopened its doors. With its 46 individually designed rooms and a wonderful eclectic collection of 12,000 pieces of carefully sourced local artefacts, historical objects and artwork, this hotel may be located in the coldest part of Scotland, but the impact on visitors is warm and inviting.

Hattersley, Hook-Up Elite, Elite, PICV, valve

The Mechanical Contractor Innovation Air Conditioning and Building Services Ltd based in Croydon has selected the Hattersley Hook-Up Elite Prime manifold assemblies for the heating and air conditioning system of an international investment group campus building.

 BEG, Imperial College, Dyson, controls, lighting

The Dyson School of Design Engineering has selected the easy-to-use BEG lighting control system which allows the building’s maintenance team to use their smartphones as the interface with the system.

JS Wright, Exeter, student accommodation, Pollard

M&E specialist JS Wright has secured a contract over £1.3 million for student accommodation in Exeter. The project includes mechanical and electrical services for a new 120-bed scheme on the site of an old pub, the Honiton Inn in the city. The project is due for completion in December 2019.

Briggs & Forrester, Kampus, Manchester, multi-use

Briggs & Forrester Living is installing services including heating, cooling and lighting protection for the new mixed use Kampus development in Manchester.

Wilo has provided a solution to a major problem for a London-based social housing provider, that was experiencing issues because of poor heating system circulating water quality.

WES Hotspot fire detection and prevention devices from Ramtech Electronics have been installed across a £100 million development by David Wilson Homes at Newbury racecourse.

Building services component distributor Brymec has supplied a range of air conditioning and plumbing components on a next-day delivery basis for HVAC contractor Principal Cooling while it works on the London Luton Airport project.

Tridonic LEDs have been selected for use in London’s Crossrail project. Lighting specialist Future Designs is working with Tridonic to create a suitable bespoke lighting solution for this major infrastructure project.

A major project to upgrade and replace air conditioning at communications specialist Multitone




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