Client: St Andrews University
Location: St Andrews, Scotland
Sectors: Facilities management
Providing reliable central heating without disrupting students
St Andrews University - one of the UK’s most prestigious universities - needed to upgrade its old and unreliable boiler plant and pipework. Historic buildings needed to continue their research and teaching and there wasn’t a lot of room for temporary equipment.
Project fact file
Three bespoke heating packages in limited space up to 75m from boiler rooms
We installed four 250 kW boilers 75m from the boiler room serving United College and Irvine Building. Two 50m from the Arts Building’s boiler room and another two served the Neuroscience Building. Here space was at a premium but temperature control was critical as the building housed temperature sensitive facilities. We ran hoses from each temporary set-up to the buildings to deliver the heat and hot water.
Ideal conditions to keep students and temperature sensitive buildings constant
We installed reliable temporary boilers in three locations. This allowed lectures and research to continue uninterrupted, while the university upgraded its boiler plant and pipework. And we ensured we didn’t take up too much valuable space.
Electrical Engineer , University of St Andrews Estates Department