Fläkt Woods plays a leading role

Staff and pupils visiting Yarm School’s new Performing Arts Centre in North Yorkshire are benefitting from highly efficient ventilation, thanks to three eQ air handing units supplied by Fläkt Woods.

The units were installed as part of a £20m redevelopment programme to expand and update the school’s riverside campus. The centre was officially opened by Princess Alexandra in May 2012 and includes an 800 seat auditorium, separate galleried theatre, atrium, terrace, dance studio and music performance suite.

The air handling and heat recovery units were specified by M&E consulting engineers Leeds Environmental Design Associates (LEDA). Matthew Hill, Company Director, said: “We’ve worked with Fläkt Woods on several occasions, so we knew the air handling units would be reliable and manufactured to a high standard. For this project, the specification also required the equipment to operate at very low noise levels to avoid disturbing the occupants and since their installation, the eQ units have performed brilliantly; everyone involved has been very impressed.”

The eQ range of highly efficient air handling units is available in 21 sizes with flow rates from 0.1m3/s to 12.5m3/s – making it suitable for a wide variety of commercial applications, including schools, offices, retail outlets and hospitals. All models incorporate a Centriflow plenum fan with an impeller design to provide the highest efficiencies on the market. In addition, the eQ units are provided with integrated controls, corrosion protection and built-in cooling systems with latent energy recovery.

Yarm School is an independent, parent-led facility located in a historic market town. Established in 1978, it is now considered one of the country’s leading independent schools. It has recently embarked on a £20m redevelopment programme to expand and update its riverside campus.

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