Making a splash in Newcastle

Local residents in the North East are making a splash at Elswick Park and Pool after Newcastle City Council recently completed a £65,000 boiler replacement project at the public swimming baths.
Part of Newcastle City Council’s commitment to improve the energy performance standards of its properties, the main focus of the project concentrated on upgrading the 25 year old boiler plant with a cost-effective and energy efficiency system that would help reduce the leisure centre’s energy bills and cut carbon emissions.

The old conventional boiler plant used to heat the central heating circuits and pool water for the complex have now been replaced with four new high efficiency (HE) Harrier GTE commercial appliances from Ideal Boilers’ market leading range. With this system in place, it could save the leisure centre up to 30% off its annual energy bills.

Tim Muter, Mechanical Design Engineer at Newcastle City Council, said: “New legislation introduced over the last few years mean it is vitally important that council’s look at ways of driving up the energy efficiency of their building stock. The heating system at Elswick Park and Pool was very old, therefore huge amounts of fuel was being wasted to heat the centre and its pool.

“We specified four Harrier GTE commercial boilers from Ideal based on the quality and reliability of the appliances and the ease of installation. Ultimately, the main priority was getting the complex re-opened as quickly as possible to avoid any inconvenience to local residents. Ideal’s appliances fitted the existing pipe and flue framework, which saved considerable labour time and costs.”

Ideal Boilers pressure jet Harrier GTE is one of the smallest duel fuel boilers in its class for commercial and industrial applications. Compact in size, yet extremely powerful in performance, there are five models in the range with outputs from 140-330kW and meet all requirements at both full and part load for low emissions and high operating efficiency.

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