Sympathetic infrastructure upgrades
Work began in 2015 on a full refurbishment of the Edward Boyle Library, to improve infrastructure (heating, lighting, ventilation), and to allow the development of new facilities. Being a listed building, this project provided many challenges.
Client: Leeds University Consulting Engineer: Ramboll Leeds Consulting Engineer: Acrol Air Conditioning - Daniel Wood Principle Contractor: Galiford Try
Kooltech Involvement: Kooltech originally started the scheme with the appointed client’s consultant, Ramboll Leeds; assisting them with the air- conditioning design. Arcol chose Kooltech due to being one of the leading suppliers of Mitsubishi air conditioning equipment in the UK. They needed assurances that Kooltech could deliver the project within the given timescales and if required, had a backup service at hand. The site had a strict delivery booking system which Kooltech worked around by offering timed deliveries. This made the logistics of the project work very well.
Bespoke KS8 BC controllers with isolation valves were used on the project offering the client full system flexibility for future alterations/expansion to the building layout whilst minimising disruption to the air conditioning.
"Kooltech's bespoke range of products has added value to our business allowing us to offer our client a total solutions package. The BC controller with isolation valves has been the key product"