Local manufacturer, contractor and college
Dorset-based manufacturer, Hamworthy Heating, has supplied Poole contractor, CMC Heating Ltd, with seven steel boilers for a refurbishment project at local further-education establishment, Bournemouth & Poole College.
With 3,400 full-time and 20,000 part-time students, Bournemouth & Poole is a multi-site college with campuses spread across the two south-coast towns which give the establishment its name. The College’s Lansdowne site in Bournemouth and North Road site in Poole see 2,000 students and staff come through its doors each day, placing heavy demand on its facilities.
One of the larger UK colleges, Bournemouth & Poole had its new build funding withdrawn three years ago, while at the same time still leaving parts of its site in need of vital renovation.
Recognisably in need of refurbishment, the College’s heating and hot water systems at both its main Bournemouth and Poole sites were assigned limited funding in 2011 for essential works, including the upgrade of the College’s existing boilers and increasingly inefficient heating system.
Embarking on the project, Poole-based CMC Heating Ltd was tasked with completing the boiler upgrade and turned to another Dorset-based company to commission the required products; Hamworthy.
Four Ansty 320kW, stainless steel, natural gas boilers from Hamworthy were chosen for the College’s Lansdowne site, while three Melbury HE 630kW steel boilers were selected for the North Road campus.
Martin Coombes, director of CMC Heating Ltd, commented on the commissioning and installation of Hamworthy’s steel boilers: “With Bournemouth & Poole College’s two largest campuses featuring complex and dated heating and hot water systems, we turned to Hamworthy to source the appropriate boiler plant for each application due to its extensive range of commercial heating solutions and technical support.
“Hamworthy Heating enabled us to complete both projects within a time frame and budget. We look to the future regarding Hamworthy Heating’s extensive product range and a close relationship and liaison with us as a contractor and future clients specializing in the more demanding installation and commissioning projects, on-going service contracts and support to enable the client to achieve fuel savings, climate control and legal obligations therefor investing in the future that pays for itself.”
With the refurbishment completed in 2011, Bournemouth & Poole College is already benefitting from the boiler upgrade. Martyn Francis, facilities and procurement manager at the College, said: “The new boilers at both our Lansdowne and North Road campuses are already providing the College with greater efficiencies in energy consumption and, importantly, contributing significantly to reducing our carbon footprint.
“Where possible, we always try to source products locally for the College. In our ongoing and long-term partnership with CMC Heating Ltd, we have managed to achieve this through the choice of Hamworthy Heating, which is based just down the road.”
Utilised at the College’s Lansdowne site, Hamworthy’s Ansty product is a high-performance, condensing, gas fired, fully modulating boiler. Equipped with a Riello burner, the boiler at the college campus is used in conjunction with Hamworthy’s Powerstock PS 1000 high performance calorifier, for hot water generation.
Used individually or in multiple configurations, such as at the college, the Ansty range boasts energy saving condensing performance with seasonal efficiencies of 96% gross. Designed for 20°C ?t, the Ansty steel boiler range can achieve up to 40°C ?t. The larger temperature differential can deliver a normal 85°C flow and still return at condensing temperatures (below 55°C), optimising its condensing performance.
Hamworthy’s Melbury HE range is suitable for large-scale projects with high heating and hot water energy demands, like that presented at Bournemouth & Poole College.
Available in 19 models, with outputs from 530kW to 10,000kW, the Melbury HE range provides excellent performance for reliable delivery of low temperature hot water (LTHW). The Melbury HE at the college has a fully modulating 3 phase burner, which delivers seasonal efficiencies up to 86% gross.