The four-star Mannin Hotel in Douglas, Isle of Man was originally built during Victorian times; now it has undergone a three-year, £6million re-build. Unlike any other hotel on the island, the Mannin features air conditioning, stylishly delivered in all guest bedrooms and the major public areas using British designed and engineered grilles from Gilberts (Blackpool) Ltd.
On the advice of the project facilities management/building services consultants Stewart Clague Services (SCS), the new hotel relies on Gilberts’ Series L extruded aluminium linear bar grilles and Series GSL diffusers, with Series DGA louvred face ceiling diffusers and Series GECA-RC egg-crate extract grilles for effective air movement.
Installed at high level, counterbalancing the underfloor heating, the Gilberts’ units ensure an effective yet draught-free throw of air into, and extraction from, the rooms. The combination quietly maintains a comfortable, fresh environment for guests, from floor to ceiling, without hot or cold spots.
Explained Manning Hotel manager Rom Kesa, “Whilst air conditioning isn’t a necessity because of the local climate here, it is a guest expectation, and helps differentiate us, and set us above, other similar levels of hotel on the island.”
Gilberts Blackpool is Britain’s leading independent air movement specialist, and is unique in its ability to develop components- be it ‘mainstream’ or bespoke- entirely in-house, from initial design through tooling, production, testing and supply.