Priva helps iconic music venue regain control

Published:  02 March, 2017

Priva, BMS, BEMS, controls

Priva Blue ID BMS (building management system) technology has helped a premier live-music venue in Milton Keynes regain full control of its heating and ventilation after the previous BMS failed. Installed by Priva partner 3G Controls, the adoption of Blue ID at The Stables was recommended due to its modularity, which ensured the project could be executed as a simple like-for-like retrofit.

The £4.4 million Stables building was opened in 2000. The BMS installed as part of this refurbishment began to malfunction around 10 years ago, eventually leading M&E consultant Max Fordham to seek an alternative solution by turning to one of its preferred system integrators, 3G Controls.

Marc Thomas, 3G’s lead engineer on the project, explained, ‘We discovered that the existing BMS hardware had failed, the warranty had expired and there was no control specialist available to provide support. As a result, we concluded that a site overhaul was the only way forward.’

The task of the BMS at The Stables is to control the boiler, various pumps, underfloor heating and a number of fans and AHUs, including the air-handling unit serving the main auditorium.

Marc Thomas says, ‘Priva Blue ID not only offered a cost-competitive solution to requirements, but the inherent modularity of the system made for a pretty straightforward retrofit project that we were able to complete in just three days while the whole venue stayed live – we maintained plant operations manually during the retrofit process There was only a small amount of additional engineering to perform, such as replacing one or two sensors, valves and valve actuators.’

One of the major advantages of the new BMS is its new intuitive front end that can be easily accessed by non-technical people in order to monitor and override functions as required.

Now that the BMS is fully functional, the next phase of work will see the introduction of remote management via a cloud-based portal with the option of adding BI Metrics. This will help to save energy and ensure that the building continues to perform in an optimum way.

For more information on this story, click here: March 2017, 122

comments powered by Disqus

Search

Welcome

Welcome to Modern Building Services Online, the web edition of Modern Building Services (MBS) journal and the UK's most popular Building Services engineering site. Modern Building Services covers the entire Building Services Engineering industry. This site contains archived content from the journal, plus web-specific content.

When you go to our digital edition, you can also access the archive of digital editions.
February 2018: DIGITAL EDITION

ARCHIVE OF DIGITAL EDITIONS

Modern Building services has a group
on Linkedin - join us!

Jobs

  • Intermediate / Senior Mechanical Engineer

    The Mechanical team undertake the design and specification of a range of Mechanical building services in a lead or supporting role, depending on project complexity and scale. You should demonstrate a flexible approach to design and team working and wil......

  • Senior Urban Designer

     Applicants will be Master’s Degree qualified Architects / Urban Designers, with a strong portfolio of work highlighting a variety of projects at a range of scales and types, with strong focus on regeneration, infrastructure-led projects and major develo......

  • Principal Structural Engineer

    We are currently recruiting on behalf of a global client, with a diverse range of award winning projects to their name. Their experience spans a host of market sectors, including transport, infrastructure, defence, scientific, education, high-tech and ......

more jobs »

Poll

"Is the Building Services industry lagging behind in the implementation of BIM?"