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.

Vent-Axia, indoor, fan

Vent-Axia Pozidry Fan improves indoor air for Crawley Council tenant

Vent-Axia has helped Crawley Borough Council to improve the indoor environment of a tenant’s home by supplying a Lo-Carbon PoziDry Compact fan. Crawley Borough Council consulted Vent-Axia when a tenant’s home had a problem with condensation, mould and damp. Vent-Axia provided a Pozidry fan as a solution and within just two months of the installation the problem was resolved.

Zumtobel Lighting, luminaires

Zumtobel Lighting helps the Bower achieve BREEAM Excellent

Zumtobel Lighting has supplied a variety of luminaires for ‘The Bower’, a complex £24 million office upgrade and extension project at Stockley Park near Heathrow.

MHG Gassero boilers supplied to Bloomsbury Plaza

MHG Gassero Wallcon boilers, along with MHG hot water cylinders, have been supplied to Bloomsbury Plaza in central London, which is undergoing a major refurbishment. An MHG pressure manager and vessel were also supplied as part of the package.

ELCO

Private residence receives premium ELCO upgrade

ELCO Heating Solutions has supplied three Thision L Evo 120kW boilers on a cascade frame to Wentworth Place in Surrey.

Gilberts, Air movement

Gilberts on target for internal comfort

Air movement experts Gilberts, has applied its technical know-how to create the perfect atmosphere for a new indoor, underground shooting range.

Aico Alarms, Fire Alarm

Sheffield City uses Aico Alarms for housing

Sheffield City Council has upgraded fire safety throughout its 1,134 sheltered housing properties using Aico’s Multi-Sensor Fire Alarm.

Unitrunk, cable management
The curved building required that trunking had to curve every 4.1 metres along the perimeter.

Unitrunk provides rapid solution for Cambridge

Unitrunk’s innovative cable management solutions are set to inspire the next generation of technology entrepreneurs after being installed in an exposed soffit electrical fit out at Cambridge Science Park’s recently opened The Bradfield Centre.

Gilberts, natural ventilation, grilles, louvres

Gilberts revives natural ventilation for NHM

While the famous ‘Dippy’ the diplodocus dinosaur exhibit in the Hintze Hall of the Natural History Museum in London was being replaced with a real skeleton of a blue whale, the opportunity was taken to revive, as far as possible, the original ventilation for this iconic, lofty hall. The project in the 150-year-old Grade I listed hall saw consulting engineers SVM utilising the experience of air-movement specialist Gilberts.

Rehau helps thermal mass deliver comfort for new buildings at Northampton University

The thermal mass of new teaching buildings at the University of Northampton’s new £330 million Waterside Campus will play a key role in achieve comfort conditions through the incorporation of Rehau’s TABS (thermally activated building structure) system into the concrete floor slabs. The TABS cooling and heating system uses the large thermal mass of concrete in a building’s structure to adjust the environment inside the building during the day.

Coolair, air conditioning, Mitsubishi, R32

Coolair showcases R32 air conditioning in style

Coolair Equipment has installed R32 air-conditioning units from Mitsubishi Electric in its Dukinfield office in Cheshire to showcase the equipment to its customers. Coolair chose the new M Series MSZ-LN R32 equipment to highlight the change in refrigerants now being offered to customers and the significant advantages this can bring.

IES, building modelling, performance modelling

IES develops calibrated performance model for hospital building

To help Barts Health NHS Trust assess proposed energy-conservation measures for part of the Royal London Hospital, IES helped the trust carry out enhanced energy modelling and BMS data analysis. The programme for the Alex Wing of the dental teaching hospital, was delivered in conjunction with Skanska and aimed to take advantage of the existing BMS and extensive sub-metering infrastructure.

Tectite, Tectite Pro, push fitting, pipe, pipework, joint

The strength of Tectite Pro is made dramatic

Demonstrating the strength of pipe joints made using Tectite Pro push fittings from Pegler Yorkshire is this test of a 54 m fitting to take the strain of lifting a 1440 kg Mercedes car off the ground for five minutes. The test was carried out in the independent testing facility of the Advanced Structural Testing Centre (ASTC) at the University of Sheffield.

Dunham-Bush, space heating, heating, perimeter heating, radiant heating, fan convector, fan convection

Guernsey school enjoys pick’n’mix heating

Heating for the refurbishment of a primary school on the island of Guernsey is delivered by a range of systems from Dunham-Bush — including fan convectors, perimeter heating and radiant panels. The heating system for St Martins Primary School was designed by Bob Farrell of Channel Design Consultants.

Flexenergy, district heating, pipework, preinsulated

Plastic pipe brings new life to district heating

The lifecycle and environmental benefits of pre-insulated polybutene pipe technology were the main reasons for it replacing legacy steel pipe in a district-heating scheme in Wandsworth. A total of 1140 m of the pipe was supplied by Flexenergy after the steel network was coming to the end of its useful life.

Tansun, space heating, heating, radiant heating, electric heating, church heating

Electric radiant heating slashes church energy bill

The installation of Tansun infra-red electric radiant heaters to replace underfloor heating at a church in Wolverhampton has reduced energy costs by over 75%. St Michael’s Church was looking for a heating solution that did not require long preheat periods of up to three days.

Spirotech, water treatment dirt separators, vacuum degasser

Spirotech reaches greater heights in City of London skyscraper

Spirotech vacuum degassers and dirt separators have been specified for 100 Bishopsgate, a 37-floor office block in the City of London. This mixed-use building, with major pre-lets to major world banks, is being developed by global real estate investor Brookfield. The Spirotech equipment will have a key role to play in maintaining the condition of the water in the building’s heating and cooling systems, helping them to operate to optimum levels.

Condair, JetSpray

Condair JetSpray humidifiers provide good conditions at Fujifilm

To maintain and ideal relative humidity of 40 to 60% in the Fujifilm Imaging & Innovation Centre in Bradford, the company has installed a Condair JetSpray humidification system. It provides the demonstration area, which incorporates the latest Jet Press 720s, with optimum atmospheric conditions for paper storage and printing.

Thorn Lighting, lighitng, LED, luminaires, controls

Thorn delivers energy-efficient lighting for Avtrade headquarters

Energy-efficient lighting is provided throughout the new global headquarters in Sussex of aviation-support company Avtrade by luminaires from Thorn Lighting — internally and externally. Avtrade is committed to sustainability and wanted an environmentally friendly design that would meet budget constraints.

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