Dunham-Bush, Portsmouth, Square Tower, heating system, trench heating

Towering success for Dunham-Bush heating

Built in 1494 during the reign of Henry VII, the historic Square Tower in Portsmouth has undergone many changes of use during its 524-year life. Following a major refurbishment, including a new heating system, the tower, owned by Portsmouth Council, has become a popular venue for weddings and corporate gatherings.

Mikrofill, Parkstone Yacht Club, Poole, Hoare Lea

Smooth sailing for Mikrofill

Parkstone Yacht Club in Poole was established in 1895 and is situated on the North shore of the second largest natural harbour in the world. In the summer of 2016 work started on Parkstone’s new state-of–the-art clubhouse in Pearce Avenue. The new construction will accommodate the club’s active 2,800 members including around 480 sailors, aged 4 – 18 most of which are locally based.

Grundfos, Belfast, pump

Grundfos the star of new Belfast studio space

Northern Ireland has established itself as a major location for the film industry, .To keep up with the increasing demand, a major investment was recently made in a state-of-the-art 120,000 sq. ft. studio space that has been built on a former landfill site in Belfast.

Southern Housing Group, Oventrop UK Ltd, solar thermal collectors

New tech for historic housing

Southern Housing Group wanted to include solar thermal as part of an upgrade to Lisgar Terrace estate. Oventrop UK limited were employed by H&V Service Plan to deliver solar thermal domestic hot water systems to 7 newly created apartments on phase 2 of the development.

Madison restaurant, London, heat pump, air curtain, heating, cooling, Toshiba, Fred Shaw & Co Ltd

A matter of taste for groundbreaking heat pump air curtain

Madison restaurant at St Paul’s in London is the first venue in the UK to install a ground-breaking new heat pump-based air curtain, which provides high efficiency heating and cooling.

New boilers for old at Dunsville Primary School

Staff and pupils at Dunsville Primary School in Doncaster are benefitting from highly efficient heating and hot water, thanks to four 120kW Thision L Evo gas condensing boilers from Elco. The new wall mounted boilers have been installed in-line on a floorstanding cascade system within the school’s basement plant room.

CIAT UK, Bristol Airport

CIAT flies high for Bristol

CIAT UK supplied four large capacity air handling units (AHUs) for Bristol Airport’s upgraded West Terminal. The air processing system within the CIAT Airtech air handling units has active carbon filters to maintain the highest air quality.

Dunham-Bush, Louvre Abu Dhabi

Big cats perfect for tranquil space at new Louvre Abu Dhabi

Dunham-Bush has supplied United Arab Emirates-based Intercool Central Air Conditioning with 247 of its Panther and 207 Puma fan coil units to provide heating and cooling at the magnificent new Abu Dhabi Louvre Museum. Designed by Paris-based architect Jean Nouvel, the museum is organised like a traditional Arab city with separate galleries connected by walkways.

MHG Gassero, Exeter College

MHG supplies heat and water in packaged solution

MHG Gassero has supplied three Superbox gas-fired condensing boilers to Exeter College to provide space heating and hot water at the college’s Laurence Building. The 2 x 1MW and 1 x 500kW Superbox boilers, were installed in a packaged plant room that was delivered to site in two halves.

Micronics, University Hospital in Ayr

Scottish hospital selects Micronics for efficiency and low contamination risk

It is crucial to calculate how much hot water is being used in a public building like a hospital to assist with calculation of heating demand. University Hospital in Ayr wanted to do just that.

Oventrop, Graves Tennis and Leisure Centre

Oventrop renewables win game, set and match for new tennis and leisure centre in Sheffield

Graves Tennis and Leisure Centre is a modern facility in Sheffield, offering a range of activities including tennis. The centre uses a huge amount of hot water and clients requested a mixture of renewable energy systems to help meet the demand and cut carbon emissions.

Viessmann, Walpole

Viessmann gets top grade for student flats in London

Walpole, which houses 87 students in cluster flats and self-contained studios, uses award-winning Viessmann gas-fired condensing boilers and a Viessmann combined heat and power (CHP) unit to generate warmth and electricity for its flats, common room, study area and outdoor spaces. The technology was selected for its high performance and compact design and the building achieved BREEAM Excellent.

Wieland. Facebook, Metalynx2

Wieland’s structured approach for Facebook HQ

Wieland’s Metalynx2 structured wiring system has been used for the connection of power supply throughout the new London HQ for social media company Facebook at the One Rathbone Square development near Tottenham Court Road in Fitzrovia.

Grundfos Pumps, Papworth Hospital

Papworth has Grundfos pumps at its heart

Papworth Hospital is the UK’s largest specialist cardiothoracic hospital, as well as being the country’s main heart and lung transplant centre. To its 100,000-plus in- and out-patients each year, it is often their main hope for getting the best treatment to facilitate them in leading as normal a life as possible. Supporting these ambitions are 1,800 staff, five operating theatres, a dozen wards and a range of specialist suites and units.

Reznor, Derby FC, Nor-Ray-Vac

Reznor scores with Derby FC

HVAC specialist Reznor has seen its Nor-Ray-Vac system installed at Derby FC’s Pride Park home ground. The project is thought to be one of the first heated concourses in the UK.

Conex Banninger, Dubai, valves

Conex Bänninger keeps the water flowing in Dubai’s green projects

Valves from Conex Bänninger are helping to keep the water flowing at some of Dubai’s most prestigious infrastructure projects.

B.E.G. Lighting controls, Blautopf School

Comprehensive lighting from B.E.G.

Lighting controls specialist B.E.G has completed its first installation of the company’s DALISYS control system in a comprehensive school in Germany.

Oventrop

Major’s mansion heated by Oventrop

Ravenswood House stands on a 16th century estate on the banks of the River Tweed on the Scottish Borders and was built for Major John Scott.

JS Wright rises high in the city

Building services provide JS Wright has secured a contract worth more than £2 million to fit out one of Birmingham’s tallest residential buildings.

CP Electronics

Bus station transformed with CP Electronics installation

The site of an old bus station and NCP car park in Bournemouth has been transformed into a modern leisure complex, complete with intelligent lighting control solutions from CP Electronics.

REL, Harlow College

REL flies high with new college project win

REL has been selected to provide electrical services at an £11m technical skills centre, which is the first of its kind to be located at a major UK airport. Harlow College, in partnership with London Stansted Airport, is bringing forward the two-storey facility, which will be located on land made available by the airport. It will provide specialist further education tailored to fill skills gaps in engineering, business and finance and airport-related industries such as logistics and hospitality. Willmott Dixon is the main contractor for the new facility, which is scheduled to open in September 2018. Appointed by Kershaw Mechanical Services, REL will deliver all the electrical services, including power, lighting, security systems, access control, and data installation.

St Andrew's Park, Metropolitan, Vital Energi

District heating for new London community at St Andrew’s Park

District energy specialist Metropolitan and its partner Vital Energi, have been awarded the contract to design, build and operate the district energy network for St Andrew’s Park, the new community being built near Uxbridge in the London Borough of Hillingdon.

Rehau, TABS

Rehau has TABS on landmark London office

The already-iconic White Collar Factory in London’s Old Street is now open for business – but key to the contemporary work spaces is the creation of a comfortable working environment. That is why more than 150km of Rehau’s Thermally Activated Building Structure (TABS) system was installed to provide low energy passive cooling – almost enough piping to run entirely round the M25.

Passivhaus, Mitsubishi Electric

Passivhaus comes to rural Warwickshire

Warwickshire Rural Housing Association (WRHA) is currently developing a ground-breaking Passivhaus scheme in Wootton Wawen, in partnership with Waterloo Housing Group and developer Bouygues UK. The development is due for completion in 2018.

Grundfos, Edinburgh University

Grundfos graduates with honours in Scotland

Edinburgh University admitted its first students as far back as 1583. This makes it the 6th oldest English-speaking university in the world. Over the centuries it has produced a litany of impressive alumni that have included Robert Louis Stevenson, Charles Darwin and JM Barrie, to name but a few.

Wieland, Linkedin

Wieland links in to new HQ for social network

Wieland Electric has supplied a wide range of its popular gst electrical connectors for the new €85 million LinkedIn international headquarters development in Wilton Place, Dublin. The electrical system for the project was designed and locally supplied by Core Electrical, Wieland’s exclusive distributor across Ireland, utilising Wieland connectors to provide a fast, hassle-free installation that would reduce installation costs and future-proof the building.

Old Post Office, Thorn Lighting

Old Post Office gets Thorn lighting facelift

Luminaires from Thorn Lighting have played an important role in the refurbishment of one of Newcastle’s best-loved historic buildings, The Old Post Office. The project involves upgrading the 3,350m2 headquarters for NBS which spearheaded the multimillion-pound refurbishment and regeneration of the Grade II-listed building and has been housed there for a number of years.

Gilberts, Uber

Gilberts goes Uber

UK independent air movement specialist, Gilberts, developed an advanced draught-free solution for the refurbishment of Uber’s European Centre of Excellence in Limerick.

Spirotech, vacuum degassers, St Andrews

Spirotech vacuum degassers help deliver St Andrews’ carbon neutral objectives

Spirotech vacuum degassers are helping Scotland’s oldest university with its ambition to become carbon neutral for energy usage.

Connex Banninger

Conex Bänninger celebrates 25 years working in Poland

Conex Bänninger, leading global manufacturer and supplier of fittings, valves and accessories, is celebrating 25 years of production excellence in Poland.

Briggs and Forrester Engineering Services, Willmott Dixon Construction

Successful partners

Briggs and Forrester Engineering Services have secured their fourth contract with Willmott Dixon Construction and the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) at the Facility Support Building (FSB) project on the Harwell Campus.

Cistermiser, World of Beatrix Potter

Cistermiser enters World of Beatrix Potter

Not only playing host to breathtaking views, Bowness-on-Windermere is also the home of The World of Beatrix Potter, an interactive museum dedicated to the life and work of the legendary children’s writer.

Durapipe

Durpapipe stands tall in Addis Ababa refurb

Pipework from Durapipe UK has been used in the refurbishment of a luxury hotel in Ethiopia’s capital city, Addis Ababa.

Grundfos, Bloomberg

Bloomberg hits BREEAM high with Grundfos

Sympathetically designed, the new Bloomberg HQ it is situated on a 3.2-acre prominent site in the heart of the City of London. It provides 1.1 million sq. ft. of sustainable office, public and retail space as well an innovative museum experience. Achieving the highest ever design stage BREAAM score of 98.5%, is no accident for this global information and technology company, who put sustainability at their core.

Postal Museum, Viessmann

Postal Museum update sees Viessmann deliver

Viessmann boilers have been specified for the revamped Postal Museum, which has recently opened its doors to visitors after a major £26 million redevelopment supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Museum’s home, Calthorpe House in Farringdon, is now equipped with six 49 kW Vitodens 200-W gas condensing boilers combined in a cascade for a total maximum output of 294 kW. These provide warmth to the Museum’s new, 500 square-metre exhibition space, which is divided into six zones.

Hughes Electra, KNX, Barts Square

Hughes Electra applies latest KNX tech in project at Barts Square

A high-end residential project in the heart of London demonstrates the advantages of a KNX. Barts Square is a multi-phase development of residential and office accommodation in central London on land formerly occupied by St Bartholomew’s Hospital.

Swegon, Swegon Hire
Stephen Busette, head of hire at Swegon, with Swegon’s new hire fleet of electric and diesel heaters.

Swegon offers extended range at new hire centre

Swegon has opened a new hire centre this year in Coalville, near Leicester. The company has also recently added a new range of energy-efficient electric, diesel and bio-fuel heaters to their ever expanding product range.

Grundfos keeps crossing open

The Queensferry Crossing, near Edinburgh, attracted global attention when it opened recently. With its impressive span of 1.7 miles (2.7km), this is the longest bridge of its type in the world. Many clever engineering techniques were employed during its construction and this structure will overcome many of the issues that beset its predecessor, such as being able to cope during high winds.

Rehau, underfloor heating

Rehau delivers underfloor heating for luxury apartments

Polymer solutions specialist Rehau has supplied its PE-Xa pipework to Oakley Court in Gerrard Cross through installer BeGreen. The luxury domestic development is using a renewables-based underfloor heating system, and the pipework is a vital element in delivering comfort for occupants.

Pump House, rooftop access

Pump House provides rooftop access

Pump House has provided an external rooftop access ramp solution for a proposed route out of a building down onto the flat roof.

Victaulic

Victaulic goes mobile

Victaulic announces its new fire protection mobile truck tour of the UK. Travelling across the UK, the truck will stop at various locations in order to showcase Victaulic’s grooved piping system solutions.

Gilberts

Gilberts balances safety and wellbeing in new hospital

The GRAHAM-Bam Healthcare Partnership (GBHP) has handed over the new £85 million, 30,000m2 inpatient ward block, completing the second phase of the £261 million redevelopment of Ulster Hospital for South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust. The state-of-the-art building has taken an innovative approach to its design to transform patient care, with emphasis on using natural resources to aid recovery, including natural light and fresh air.

Steven Hunt & Associates

Steven Hunt & Associates wins multi-million pound contract for work on Liverpool’s Ten Streets area

Liverpool-based Steven Hunt & Associates has won a multi-million pound contract to work on the iconic Tobacco Warehouse, as part of the 125 acre Ten Streets regeneration at Liverpool’s North Docks.

Marshall-Tufflex

Marshall-Tufflex behind the scenes at Battersea

More than 500 apartments in the £9 billion revamp of London’s iconic Battersea Power Station have utility cupboards pre-fabricated with a cable management solution from Marshall-Tufflex.

Pumping right up for 34 years

When Whatley & Co from Pewsey in Wiltshire were called to a lift a borehole pump for a customer who was experiencing problems with their water supply, they checked their records and realised that they had fitted the original Grundfos submersible SP4 pump way back in 1983.

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