Bath and West Pavilion makes the Smart choice
High-performance Toshiba Smart Cassettes running on low Global Warming Potential (GWP) R-32 refrigerant are at the heart of a new air conditioning system at Bath and West Showground’s recently refurbished restaurant.
The 240-acre venue, home to The Royal Bath & West of England Society, hosts a number of internationally renowned agricultural shows and events throughout the year. Its two-storey restaurant and bar has undergone a £1.2million refurbishment and can now accommodate up to 850 seated visitors in comfort.
Renamed the Wessex Pavilion, in recognition of the showground’s Vice-Patronage by Her Royal Highness, the Countess of Wessex, the venue will now host large weddings, awards dinners, black tie events and conferences.
The system consists of 19 Toshiba Super Digital Inverter (SDI) outdoor units connected to Smart Cassette indoor units, and six Toshiba VNM fresh air ventilation units with air-to-air heat recovery for even higher efficiency. It serves the venue’s restaurant, bar area, kitchen and common areas across two floors.
The cooling solution was installed by Apple Technical Solutions. Managing director Sean Marden says: We are strong supporters of systems that run on R32. The Toshiba equipment has proven to be highly reliable, ahead of other well-known manufacturers. As a result, Toshiba is now our go-to air conditioning brand. Since the equipment was installed, summer conditions have produced some of the hottest temperatures ever experienced in the UK, and the equipment has performed impeccably.”