New bowls club facilities benefits from heating, cooling and hot water expertise

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Published: 26 March 2021


The new Desborough Bowls Club in Maidenhead is benefitting from Setpoint Solutions and manufacturer LG's expertise following the installation of a comprehensive heating, cooling, and hot water system at its impressive new home.

After 112 years at York Road, Maidenhead, The Bowling Club moved in May 2019 to a brand new purpose-built Club situated in Green Lane, Maidenhead. The new club facilities include indoor bowling on 8 rinks and a 6 rink outdoor green. There are also a full bar and catering facilities on site, with an excellent and comfortable lounge bar and seating areas for up to 150 people. The new site benefits from ample car parking with 107 car spaces and 2 coach spaces.

Design

Setpoint Solutions was appointed to assist with the design, supply and installation of the new system. The company turned to LG for the equipment needed to deliver the installation to the highest of Sports England building standards, working alongside construction company Wren on the project. It was a tight timescale to turn around a project of this size and complexity, but the installation was completed within the seven weeks allowed for the work. The project's biggest challenge was the heating and cooling for the indoor green area – a massive area measuring 40 metres by 40 metres, with a ceiling height of 8 metres.

Setpoint’s Jody Lees proposed the LG Multi V5 25kW high static ducted units for the job which cope well with long piping distances between condensers and fan coils. The bar lounge, changing rooms and office areas are served with LG’s efficient ceiling mounted cassettes and heat recovery ventilation units which are linked to a 25kW LG Hydro kit that provides the low-pressure hot water heating circuit. The complete solution is operated by the LG Touch Screen Controller and maximises efficiency while also reducing the Club's running costs.

“It was a really enjoyable project to be involved in and it was a pleasure to complete it ‘snag free’ within the seven-week timescale,” says Jody Lees. “The project threw up a number of challenges for us which we were able to meet straightforwardly by utilising the LG equipment specified for the job. Overall it was a very satisfying test of our capabilities and has been brilliant to show other potential clients looking for similar solutions.”

The Bowls Club’s  Roger Wyatt was really impressed by the installation and the benefits it now offers the Club. : “Mark Dixon of Wren, the construction company, worked with Jody for over a year on this project from the initial conversations to the installation, and I’m hugely impressed that the company has delivered a system that meets Sport England standards and within tight deadlines, vitally providing us with a system that meets the optimum acoustic and visual standards we need in a facility like this. The LG equipment specified has delivered all the required standards within the parameters we set for the facility – it’s been a very successful project, and we’re very pleased with the way it’s operating.”

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