Remeha brings creature comforts to Bristol Zoo
Heating for the refurbished and enlarged gorilla house at Bristol Zoo is provided by a range of heat-emitter types — underfloor, radiant panels and tubular heaters — served by a Remeha Quinta Pro 65 condensing boiler. The new system replaces the previous heating plant to comply with the required BREEAM standards of the Grade 2 listed building. The overall project cost £1 million.
Andy Murray, contract manager with installer Priddy Engineering, explains, ’Space was at a premium during the retrofitting process, so we had to fit the new boiler before removing the existing plant.
‘There was in fact an additional deciding factor. Ease of installation was an essential criterion. The priority throughout this project has been the wellbeing of the gorillas, who have stayed in the enclosure while the refurbishment work has been carried out around them. Being able to fit the new boiler quickly and quietly has meant that the gorillas have been able to stay in their familiar surroundings without any unwanted or unnecessary stress.’