Smith’s fan convectors create cosy classrooms

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Fan convectors from Smith’s Environmental Products have been chosen to provide efficient and safe heating for new facilities at Bury Grammar School.

Smith’s Environmental Products has supplied a wide range of fan convectors to provide space heating for the kindergarten and pre-school facility of Bury Grammar School in Manchester. Skyline Ecovector HL (High level), Staccato and Caspian fan convectors provide energy-efficient heating throughout the building. High-level heat in the kitchen and washrooms is provided by the Ecovector HL and Skyline. Low-level heat is supplied to classrooms by Caspian and Staccato units.

The £3.3 million kindergarten is the latest phase of building work to be completed by the school, with several schemes, including a new sixth-form work areas, planned over the next 10 years. The work included a 21 m octagonal assembly hall with stage and roof-top garden/playground.

Bob Mawson, CEO of Priory Lodge Conversions (Preston), the main contractor, explains, ‘During the specification stage, we looked at a variety of heating options to find the most efficient and cost-effective answer. We decided that radiators were unsuitable, given the age of the children attending the school and the radiators’ surface temperature. Underfloor heating was another alternative, but due to the vast amount of furniture in the classrooms covering a large surface area, we felt it wouldn’t provide a sufficient amount of heat.

‘After careful consideration, it was decided that the Smith’s product range was the most suitable and desirable option. The innovative fan-coil technology was the ideal solution for circulating heat around the classroom in a quick and efficient manner, ensuring heat reached all areas of the classrooms — something which radiators would struggle to do.’

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