Guests at the spectacular Kilworth House Hotel in Leicestershire have always enjoyed the highest levels of comfort and luxury, and now, with the installation of a Mitsubishi City Multi R410A air conditioning system by air conditioning and mechanical services experts, AC2000, the staff at the prestigious venue can also enjoy a comfortable working environment, whatever the weather.
This glorious Italianate country house was built as a family home towards the end of the nineteenth century. Between 1999 and 2003, a major restoration project brought the grade II listed building back to its original beauty and this has seen the Hotel scoop the top prize in the East Midlands regional tourism awards for the past two years running.
“Guests come to Kilworth House for the modern conference facilities, beauty treatment rooms and mini-gym, for the 44 charming bedrooms, private dining rooms and for that glorious feeling of space,” explained Elizabeth Payne, General Manager of the Hotel. “It was therefore vital that AC2000 produced work of the most exceptional quality.”
AC2000 had to take great care not to interrupt the look and ambience of the place and the flexibility that Mitsubishi Electric’s range of air conditioning offers enabled AC2000 to deliver the attention to detail that was required.
“We fitted seven indoor wall-mounted units to serve rooms in the former servant’s quarters, which are now the hub of the hotel where the administration, accounts, sales, training and housekeeping rooms are based,” explained Colin Garland, AC2000 Leicester Branch Manager.
Carefully hidden away at the side of the historic building and about 75 metres away from the indoor units, AC2000 have installed a City Multi outdoor condensing unit which provides heating and cooling to these areas: “The City Multi has less pipework to install than other systems so it gave us the flexibility we needed for such a delicate installation,” added Colin.
All refrigerant pipework and cabling was installed out of sight so as not to spoil any exquisite detail of the country house hotel. From the condensing unit, the pipework rises via a gantry through a drainage hole onto the roof of the Kilworth Orangery, running neatly on a concealed cable tray through a narrow valley between rising roof tiles to reach the side of a large chimney breast. It then rises, hidden from an attractive central garden area, up the side of the building into the roof voids of Kilworth House to finally drop down into the staff areas.