ASPIRE LEISURE CENTRE, ROYAL NATIONAL ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL, STANMORE
Remeha boilers deliver £7,000 energy savings for charity in just six months
Remeha Quinta Pro boilers have been installed at the Aspire Leisure Centre in Stanmore, Middlesex, to raise the reliability and energy efficiency of the space and water heating at Europe’s first fully-integrated training centre for both disabled and non-disabled people.
Aspire is a spinal injuries charity that provides practical support to the 40,000 people living with spinal cord injuries in the UK to assist them in leading fulfilled and independent lives. Located in the grounds of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, Middlesex, Aspire Leisure Centre boasts a 25-metre swimming pool with ramped access for wheelchair users in addition to a fully-integrated fitness studio, sports hall, cycling studio, dance studio, and a café area.
When the nine existing boilers at the leisure centre in the pool side plant room began to fail, Harrow-based heating contractors PHD Mechanical Ltd recommended installing seven Quinta Pro 115kW replacement boilers in cascade due to the product’s reputation for reliability and high performance.
Director Scott Morgan of PHD Mechanical explains:
“Aside from providing hot water for showers and underfloor heating, the main function of the boilers is to heat the swimming pool, maintaining the water temperature at a constant 31C at all times for the benefit and safety of the users. Installing multiple Quinta Pro boilers in cascade operation not only overcame the space issue in the restricted plant room, but was the most effective solution to accurately meeting the heat output demand and guaranteeing greater reliability at the leisure centre.”
In order to maintain the heating and hot water services throughout the installation, PHD Mechanical removed the failing boilers, rearranging the remaining functional equipment into one bank so as to create space for the installation of the first of the Quinta Pro boilers. The next step involved removing the remaining ageing boilers to complete the installation of the Quinta Pro cascade. New flueing was then positioned along the exterior of the building. With upgraded controls added and a new building energy management system in place to allow for improved future management, control and monitoring of the boilers, Aspire can look forward to more reliable, energy-efficient space and water heating in the months to come.
Brian Carlin, Chief Executive Officer, Aspire Leisure Centre commented:
“The entire move from old to new boilers was completed in one day, enabling us to keep the centre open for our users. We’re delighted to report that since the refurb, the pool has remained at the correct temperature, with plenty of water for hot showers. Even more impressive is the energy we have saved since installing the Remeha boilers, which equates to £7,000 in the last six months alone.”
The good practice at Aspire Leisure Centre has inspired ground-breaking developments such as InstructAbility, a national project to train disabled people as fitness instructors. The NHS has also used Aspire’s expertise in its recent video.
With no statutory funding, Aspire depends on the generosity of its supporters to continue its supportive work with people with spinal cord injuries. For more information on how to donate or raise money for Aspire, contact the team on 020 8420 8951.
“We recommended Remeha boilers both for the reliability and high efficiencies of the products and for the excellent service the Remeha team offer throughout the project.” Scott Morgan, Director of PHD Mechanical Ltd
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