Cool-Fit, Fourpure Brewing Co

The beers are on Cool-Fit technology

GF Piping Systems has supplied its Cool-Fit 2.0 system to for a craft beer specialist in Rotherhithe, south-east London.

University, Grundfos

Scottish university attains top marks for energy savings

Able to trace their history back over seven centuries to 1413, today the oldest university in Scotland, has many proud boasts. Offering four faculties, that serve nearly 8,000 students and with a world-renowned reputation, this is a university that is fully committed to achieving the highest standards.

Swansea City Football, Marshall-Tufflex, Sterling Curve

Sterling data solution for Swansea City Football Club media centre

A vast amount of data cabling is required to keep Swansea City Football Club’s media centre running smoothly – and Marshall-Tufflex’s Sterling Curve and Sterling XL PVC-U trunking have provided the perfect cable management solutions.

Marwell Zoo, Priva BMS

Priva’s tropical solution for Marwell

The new Energy for Life: Tropical House at Marwell Zoo in Winchester is benefiting from the latest Priva BMS technology as part of a fully coordinated controls package delivered by CambridgeHOK. The control of parameters such as temperature and humidity is vital to the health and wellbeing of all animals and plants housed within.

Polypipe Terrain, Deansgate Square Development

Polypipe Terrain reaches higher

Polypipe Terrain, manufacturer of waste and water management systems, will help complete the UK’s tallest residential complex. The Kent-based firm will supply ventilation, drainage, soil and waste systems to the £385 million Deansgate Square development in Manchester city centre (pictured).

Wieland Electric, Metalynx2, 30 Gresham Street

Wieland helps transform high spec office

Wieland Electric’s Metalynx2 has played an important role in the refurbishment of the high specification, design-led office space at 30 Gresham Street in the City of London (pictured).

Wieland, modular wiring systems, Reflector, Dublin's Grand Canal Dock

Wieland reflects on success in Dublin’s Dock

A modular wiring system and connectors from Wieland Electric are integral components in the newly constructed Reflector building, a landmark office and residential development situated on Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock.

Andrey house, Simes Shape, fittings

Lighting facelift for Audrey House

Simes Shape LED light fittings provided the perfect solution for the facade lighting of Audrey House, the most prominent building on historic Ely Place in London. Situated adjacent to the historic St Etheldreda’s Church, the building has an ornate period facade and has been extensively redeveloped behind to provide bright, modern office accommodation, with a striking reception area.

Grundfos, Mosul

Grundfos helps return normality to the war-damaged city of Mosul

Having rarely been out of the news, Mosul is attempting to re-build itself after suffering many years of bombardment. This, the second largest city in Iraq, was left virtually without any infrastructure or access to basic resources. Being able to re-establish a reliable water supply to Mosul is going a long way to giving this city back a sense of normality.

B.E.G, BEG

B.E.G. at the top of the class for lighting control

Lighting control specialist B.E.G. has supplied the presence and motion sensors for John Keats Primary Free School as the products offer the dual benefits of complete lighting flexibility to ensure that the building is fully energy efficient, while helping to create an excellent learning environment.

school, Keraflo

Uxbridge school replaces old Keraflo valves with same brand

A primary school in Uxbridge has retired its Aylesbury cold water storage tank valve after 24 years of service, so its successor can now take the strain. The original Aylesbury K-Type delayed-action mechanical float valve had been in constant daily use since the 1990s, meeting all the water needs of the school’s staff and 200+ children.

Vent-Axia, Floating Home

Vent-Axia floating home project recognised in Building Awards

British ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia’s ‘Floating Home’ project has been shortlisted in the Building Awards 2018. 

Pump House, Cambridge Science Park

Pump House supports Cambridge Science Park office building

A new commercial development over two plots in Britain’s oldest Science Park in Cambridgeshire has made use of Pump House technology for its rooftop support requirements.

Grundfos Pumps

Asking for success

The Haberdashers’ Aske School in Elstree is a leading independent school for girls of 4 to 18 years old. Originally established in 1875, it is a well-respected name within the education sector. Their aim is to help each pupil attain their individual potential.

Rehau, Rautitan

Royal approval for Rehau Rautitan

Rehau’s Rautitan universal pipework solution has been installed in 13 luxury apartments, located on Edinburgh’s world-renowned Royal Mile.

Wago, school, building controls, cabling, trunking, DALI

New school gets flexible Wago control

John Keats Primary School is a new free school occupying the first two floors of a new residential development in South Bermondsey, London. The school opens to reception pupils in September 2018, and will eventually accommodate up to 450 students..

Pump House

Higher education in Twickenham

Pump House recently supplied a number of its flat roof plant support frames to the Richmond Education and Enterprise Campus development on Egerton Road in Twickenham, West London. The 20,000 sqm, 3-storey development was overseen by Willmott Dixon Construction, working with ECE Architecture. CMB Engineering (Cardiff) the mechanical contractor on the project, selected Flexi Support Systems from Pump House to support a number of rooftop air-handling units and chillers. A combination of flexi modular light and heavy duty frameworks were chosen to support a variety of services ranging in different sizes and weights.

SWEP, Wembley

SWEP picked for Wembley Park

Ramboll, the consulting engineers for Quintain’s prestigious Wembley Park development, have specified SWEP 2-stage brazed plate heat exchanger (BPHE) units to drive the single heat network that will serve the site.

Pump House

Pump House in East Grinstead

A new 79-bedroom Travelodge Hotel has opened on the Little King Street site in East Grinstead.

Cable management, school, Unitrunk

Unitrunk carries it all

Cable management specialist, Unitrunk, has supplied the company’s RIS (Rapid Installation Systems) Uniklip cable tray and EasyConnect cable basket as part of a fast-track school extension programme at Histon and Impington Junior School in Cambridge.

anaerobic heating, Ecoflam burners

Ecoflam burners in action

Ecoflam has supplied one of its 350kW Max Gas gas burners as part of the refurbishment of an anaerobic heating system. The system is based at Channing and Sons farm in Coventry. Unfortunately, the original burner failed and was difficult to maintain. Experts Ryla Combustion recommended the Ecoflam Max Gas product due to its efficiency and ease of installation.

SAV, AirMaster, Ballater

SAV provides ventilation for former royal station

AirMaster Smart Ventilation Units from SAV Systems are providing discreet ventilation for visitors to the Old Royal Station in Ballater, Aberdeenshire. The AirMaster units are embedded in wall panels with only supply and extract grilles visible, to minimise the impact on the station’s historic interiors.

Zumtobel, Thorn, the Spire Nottingham Hospital

Zumtobel and Thorn shed light on new hospital

Zumtobel Group companies Zumtobel Lighting and Thorn Lighting have made an important contribution to the sustainability credentials of the Spire Nottingham Hospital in Tollerton, Nottinghamshire.

Polypipe Terrain, 10 Fenchurch Avenue

Polypipe wins crowning city project

Polypipe Terrain, plastic piping manufacturer, is to supply the water management system to one of London’s most recognisable commercial developments. The Kent-based business will provide its Terrain FUZE HDPE plastic drainage solution to the £150m 10 Fenchurch Avenue tower in the City of London. The building is due to open in March 2019.

B.E.G, St John's College, Cambridge

B.E.G delivers controls for St John’s college Cambridge

Building controls specialist B.E.G. has helped deliver an integrated lighting control strategy at St John’s College, a constituent college of the University of Cambridge.

Mitsubishi Electric, Jaguar Land Rover

Mitsubishi Electric saves energy for Jaguar Land Rover facility

A new Mitsubishi Electric e-series chiller system has been chosen for Jaguar Land Rover’s principal design facility in Worcestershire. The new system was brought in as part of a major refurbishment with the overriding aim of improving on the energy efficiency of the old system.

Pump house, University of Hospital of Wales

Pump House at Wales hospital

University Hospital of Wales is a major 1000-bed hospital in the Heath district of Cardiff. UHW is a teaching hospital of Cardiff University School of Medicine. Kier Construction, the main contractor on the project, appointed Whitehead Building Services to oversee the installation of new rooftop air-handling units.

KFC, Mitsubishi Electric

KFC gets timely upgrade with Mitsubishi Electric cooling

The recent KFC project in Banbury, Oxfordshire involving Kinlochs and Son (KSL) demonstrated that a restaurant refurbishment often requires more than just a change of menu.

Priva, Priva Blue ID, Severnside Energy Recovery Centre

Priva on site to save energy

Priva Blue ID, recommended by SCS group, is being used to optimise energy usage at every level of the Severnside Energy Recovery Centre at Avonmouth, which is in its final build stages on a brownfield site adjacent to Seabank Power Station and the former Terra Nitrogen plant.

Grundfos, Tollcross Park

In the sporting spotlight with Grundfos

With the sporting spotlight on Glasgow for the second time in recent years, this historic city is once again acting as a major sports event host, this time for the European Championships. These Euros, that will see 4,500 people compete for medals, are being split between two cities - Glasgow and Berlin, with Berlin hosting the athletes and Glasgow the aquatics, rowing, gymnastics, cycling, triathlon and golf.

GDL

It’s a brise for GDL

GDL has recently completed the design, manufacture and installation of its Intelishade ISEF-200 fixed horizontal blade elliptical solar shading system, on behalf of Henry Boot Construction, a prestigious, Grade I listed historic hotel with spa on the outskirts of Harrogate. The new spa features a landscaped roof top garden, an infinity swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool, thermal and treatment rooms as well as glass fronted saunas and outdoor hot tub to enjoy the Yorkshire countryside.

Gilberts, Quora

Gilberts looks good for developer Quora

One of the issues facing developer Quora (Lewes) with its 3,600 m2, three-storey, mixed use development in the heart of Lewes’ historic town centre was to balance airflow for the large amount of plant needed for the project’s building services alongside aesthetics.

Grundfos

Grundfos scores in Russia

The World Cup is one of the most-watched sporting tournaments in the world that attracts an audience of over 3 billion people globally. With its roots back in 1930, this the 21st competition, is the first time that Russia has hosted the championship. Incorporating 11 cities that are spread across 1,800 miles and 12 football venues - many of which were purpose built – they together offer the capacity for 581,118 fans to watch the action first-hand.

Panasonic

Panasonic cooling for people and IT

Belfast-based Aircon Sales and Service has installed a combination of Panasonic GHP VRF 3-pipe, 2-pipe and Split Hi Wall type units to heat and cool the 130,000 sq ft, three storey property at the Concentrix Call Centre in Belfast.

Hamworthy, St Paul's

Hamworthy at St Paul’s Cathedral

St Paul’s Cathedral is a Grade 1 listed building, so its structure is subject to strict regulations. The cathedral’s failing boilers meant a refurbishment project would have to take those restrictions into account. Hamworthy provided a modular boiler system and two high performance calorifiers. The cathedral has reduced its gas consumption by close to 40% compared to using the old boilers before the refurbishment.

Rinnai, Peckforton Castle, HDC1500i

Rinnai king of the castle

Rinnai has completed an installation at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, replacing the old direct fired stored hot water system. Two HDC 1500i units were linked to solar panels as the main hot water heating source by contractor A P Mitchell.

Pump House

Pump House provides access

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

Grundfos, Aberdeen Airport

Terminal takes off with Grundfos

Aberdeen Airport has been working on a master plan to enhance their passengers experience that started back in 2015 and is due to be fully completed by 2019.

Panasonic, barn, Essex

Panasonic goes back in time for restoration

The restoration of a Grade II listed 17th Century barn in Broxted, Essex demonstrates the strengths of Panasonic’s Aquarea air source heat pump by supplying hot water and heating to the property via underfloor heating. Energy specialists, Eco Installer, completed the installation of two 16kW Panasonic Aquarea T-Cap three-phase heat pumps.

Pump House, school, Southampton

Pump House goes to school in Southampton

As part of a wider expansion of secondary schools across the city of Southampton, Bitterne Park school was constructed by Kier Construction who appointed Hopkins Mechanical & Electrical Engineers. The school replaces an older building, accommodating around 1800 students in 90 teaching spaces. The building also features a theatre, assembly hall and drama studios.

Rinnai, caravan park

Rinnai carries on caravanning

Rinnai, hot water heating units and systems specialist has completed another installation at a caravan park and holiday multi-activity centre.

Zumtobel, acdc

Zumtobel takes Silver with acdc

Zumtobel Group brands Zumtobel Lighting and acdc were chosen to supply the luminaires for the prestigious £65million Silver Fin office development. The new building will provide state-of-the-art office space in Aberdeen with Zumtobel’s MLV, Slotlight and Panos fittings along with acdc’s Orelle 24 and Resclite ems fixtures installed to meet the stringent criteria of energy savings throughout.

Toshiba, VRF, Bannatyne Health Club

Sporty side of Toshiba VRF

The Bannatyne Health Club and Spa in Peterborough has been equipped with a Toshiba heat recovery air conditioning system as part of a major refurbishment.

Calfordseaden, Royal Dock

Calfordseaden ticks the boxes for new Royal Dock development

Multi-disciplinary consultancy, Calfordseaden is delivering an extensive scope of works to Royal Albert Wharf redevelopment.

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