BNP Paribas Real Estate – Chiller Replacement

Client: BNP Paribas Real Estate

Value: £225,000

Duration: 2 weeks

Role: M&E Consultancy; Project Management

System / Service: HVAC Plant and Equipment

Project Scope

The existing chillers at Princes Exchange in Leeds were operating at less than 50% capacity and nearing the end of life, impacting the comfort conditions within the building.

We were instrumental in the design, specification, tendering and project management for new 2 air-cooled chillers that were both larger in cooling capacity and more energy efficient.

Key Challenges

The chillers were positioned in a tight space on the roof of the building. Careful consideration was required to negotiate a suitable position for the crane lift and to locate chillers that would fit in the available space.

ETS was able to source new chillers which provided the required increased cooling capacity and were small enough to be installed in the confined location of the existing equipment. To minimise the disruption caused by necessary road closures, works were completed on the weekend at midnight, within a 6-hour time frame.

Added Value / Achievements

Since installation, comfort conditions have been restored throughout the building. The new chillers are not only operationally superior but also have an added benefit of being more energy efficient, providing further savings for the client.

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