FläktGroups' Recooler HP is centre stage at Royal Northern college of Music.
Customer: Royal Northern College of Music
Need: Provide a heating and cooling solution for an increased capacity concert hall to work in conjunction with the existing system
Solution: The installation of 3 eQ Air Handling Units (AHU) and 2 integral ReCooler HP Units
As part of the recent transformation of the Royal Northern College of Music’s Concert Hall, FläktGroup has supplied a range of highly efficient air comfort equipment, including three eQ air handling units, as well as two revolutionary ReCooler Heat Pumps.
The refurbishment project in Manchester took place between January 2014 and November 2014, with the Concert Hall’s capacity increasing to 750. As a result of the increase in capacity, there was a requirement for supplementary heating and cooling capacity. Instead of replacing the main boiler or chiller plant, FläktGroups’ ReCooler HP units were specified to provide the required heating and cooling, in conjunction with the air handling system.
The ReCooler HP design removes the need for an additional chiller, condenser or boiler, which consequently eliminates the requirement for any interconnecting pipework. This was an especially important feature for the Royal Northern College of Music, as Elaine explained: “One of the ReCooler HP units was sited on a rooftop garden area, which is regularly used by staff and students at the College.
Running lengths of pipework across the roof would have been unsightly and made access difficult, which further cemented the ReCooler HP unit as an excellent choice for this project.”
Mechanical consultant, Elaine Bissell of Booth King Partnerhip Ltd said: “We knew from the outset that replacing any of the main heating and cooling plant was not an option, so we looked to the ventilation system to provide the increased requirement for heating and cooling. The ReCooler HP unit has proved to be a great choice and ideal for this type of refurbishment project, as not only are the units highly efficient, but they also offer an incredibly neat and tidy install.”