Students warm to condensing boilers
Over 120 Broag Quinta wall-hung boilers provide heating and hot water for a new phase of student accommodation at Lancaster University.
Over 120 wall-hung condensing boilers from Broag’s Quinta range will provide heating and hot water for the biggest development of student accommodation in Europe. The £120 million project will provide 2272 beds in 20 buildings. Facilities include a self-contained laundry and social block. The Quinta 65 and 85 boilers installed can be mounted individually, in-line on the wall or back-to-back in a frame with no upper rating limit. Design-and-build contractor XLB of Leeds chose them on the basis of previous experience. Managing director John Taylor says, ‘We knew there would be no problems and that they would be able to cope with, for example, every student showering simultaneously.’ Quinta boilers have outputs up to 80 kW. They have intelligent boiler control and 100% premix combustion with burners modulating down to 18% of full output. For this project they have concentric room-sealed flues.