Open Treasure restores three of the most spectacular areas of the cathedral, transforming them into new exhibition spaces.
Stewart Park, Technical Director at TGA Consulting Engineers, described the requirements of the project. “Reliability was important due to the need to maintain continuous central heating services in these very important spaces".
"Ease of installation was an additional factor, given the listed status and medieval fabric of the monastic complex. We specified three Remeha Gas 310 Eco Pro boilers to meet these needs.”
For contractors Vaughan Engineering, a key benefit of the Gas 310 Eco Pros was their compact, lighter design as access to the first floor plant room was restricted.
Two Gas 310 Eco Pro boilers now heat the new Collections Gallery, formerly the library search room, and the famous Monks’ Dormitory with its spectacular, medieval oak-beamed ceiling. A third Gas 310 Eco Pro supplies consistent heat in the Great Kitchen which holds, along with many other artefacts, the Anglo Saxon relics of St Cuthbert.
Tom Billington, Property and Facilities Manager at Durham Cathedral, said: “One of the most pressing challenges of this complex project has been the need to provide suitable environmental conditions for the preservation and conservation of our internationally renowned collections. It is a privilege to work with prestigious companies such as Remeha to ensure we meet these standards and maintain and preserve our priceless collections for generations to come.”
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