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POTTERTON COMMERCIAL Packaged Boiler Plant For Major Hotel Refurbishment
Potterton Commercial, part of Baxi Commercial Division, recently designed and supplied a Paramount MB packaged boiler plant for the Heathlands Hotel in Bournemouth. This is a 114 bedroom hotel set in its own landscaped gardens and located in the centre of Bournemouth. Acquired by Britannia Hotels Ltd in 2009, the hotel’s installed plant was assessed by the Architectural and Energy Services Department who noted that...Read More
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ARMSTRONG 8000 Series Packaged Pump Solutions Speed The Way For Neasden...
Armstrong 8000 Series packaged pump solutions have helped to keep extremely tight project timescales on track for London Underground’s refurbishment of Neasden Depot. Neasden Depot is the largest depot in the London Underground network, and the main maintenance depot for the Metropolitan Line. The major refurbishment project currently underway at the depot will create facilities suitable to accommodate a new fleet of...Read More
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DIMPLEX Heat Pump Gives Green Energy To Old Battery
On a spectacular headland overlooking the Isle of Wight’s famous lighthouse, the Needles Old Battery has been at the forefront of technological development for nearly 150 years. So when it came to installing a new heating system to meet 21st century energy efficiency requirements, the National Trust, which owns the site, opted for an air source heat pump from Dimplex. The LI 16 TE air source unit provides...Read More
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PMA - Cable Protection Giant Installs Largest Solar Project In Region
The Swiss headquarters of cable protection manufacturer, PMA, have undergone a transformation, which puts them top of the bill when it comes to being green. Having begun the installation of almost 250 panels back in the autumn of 2011, the rooftop solar system at PMA’s main office in Uster, Switzerland, has revolutionised the building’s power supply. The development is the largest of its kind in the Zurich highland region...Read More
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POLYFLOR - Kudos For Sustainable Eden Project
Nut Tree planks from Polyflor’s Kudos PU luxury vinyl tile collection were used to complete a stunning interior finish at Liverpool Hope University’s new Eden building. Designed by Halsall Lloyd Architects and using the most sustainable energy saving features, the Eden building houses the university’s Education Faculty and Business Gateway. Eye-catching lines, contours and interior decoration make this landmark...Read More
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SANDTEX TRADE’S High Achievement At La Corbière Lighthouse
Sandtex Trade’s high performance exterior coating X-treme X-posure™ continues a rich tradition of providing premium protection for lighthouses across the UK with a major project in Jersey, where the system has been introduced to restore the traditional white livery of La Corbière Lighthouse. At 135 feet above sea level and with a tower height of 63 feet, La Corbière Lighthouse is one of the most distinctive landmarks in...Read More
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CEMBRIT - Devon Roof Goes Green With Alpina
Cembrit’s Alpina slates have been used for a unique bespoke property in theEast Devon countryside. The high-quality grey/green Alpina Slates were used on the intricate new build project to provide a durable long-lasting roofing material that protects against harsh coastal weather, while complementing the muted natural colours that surround the house. Located in the small coastal town of Budleigh Salterton, and...Read More
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DORMA UK - Cold Environments - Proven Reliability Of Swing Door Operators
Location: Ice Hotel - Jukkasjärvi, Lapland, 200 km north of the Arctic Circle. Reliable even north of the Arctic Circle. This practical example proves that even the extreme cold weather in the north of Sweden does not impair ED 100 and ED 250 technology. Every year, selected artists build the world-famous “Icehotel” - a cool location packed with art and adventure. It stands to reason that such a special location will only be equipped...Read More
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DANFOSS - Energy efficient Cooling At Aarhus University Hospital
A new centralised cooling plant will annually save 800,000 kWh energy and secure optimal operation at Denmark’s second biggest hospital. Stability and efficiency are key words at the new centralised cooling plant at Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby. This, the main hospital of Denmark’s second largest city Aarhus, has replaced a huge amount of old decentralised cooling units with one, new centralised plant with a cooling...Read More
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LEADERFLUSH SHAPLAND Doorsets For UK’s Greenest Hospital
London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital is an internationally renowned medical institution specialising in the care of children. 756 doorsets from Leaderflush Shapland’s Designer, Extended Performance, Plasform & Sentinel ranges were specified for the hospital’s recent £343m redevelopment programme which has been designed to expand capacity and deliver treatment in a more comfortable and modern way. Extended Performance...Read More
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OWA UK - Suspended Ceilings Outdoors? Ask OWA...
Suspended ceilings projects sometimes require deep technical competence and expertise, which only leading ceiling manufacturers can provide. For the project to then be a success, they need the same high standards of delivery and installation. And of course, the design should complement the architects' vision for the project. OWA's competence in these areas is founded on over 60 years of experience as market leader...Read More
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FORMICA GROUP Continues To Support Designers Of The Future
Formica Group is delighted to announce the winners of the Design Event MART 2011 awards. For work in materials this year's "Most innovative use of Materials" award won by Hannah Wales was sponsored by Formica Group continuing their support of up and coming designers of the future. MART is a curated selling exhibition showcasing the best in contemporary design from the North of England...Read More
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EVAC+CHAIR - Emergency Stairway Evacuation For Those With Impaired Mobility
If you are responsible for business premises you have an obligation to your staff and the people who use your building to ensure there are adequate precautions in place to safely evacuate individuals with impaired mobility. Evac+Chair is a universal evacuation system solution for smooth stairway descent during an emergency. Single user operation ensures no heavy lifting or manual handling is required during emergency...Read More
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SE CONTROLS - Smoke Ventilation & Natural Ventilation For Salford Royal Hospital
A combined smoke and natural ventilation solution from SE Controls is helping create a comfortable and safe environment for patients, visitors and staff at Salford Royal Hospital’s new £90 million Hope Building. Designed by architects HKS and constructed by Balfour Beatty, as part of the Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust’s £200 million redevelopment programme, the five storey Hope Building houses a new...Read More
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