Ambulance service contract follows upgrade for Holborn

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Published: 04 January 2018


Holborn Building Services has won the air conditioning maintenance contract for 24 sites operated by West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS).

The contract, from facilities management company J Tomlinson, includes the WMAS main headquarters, outlying ambulance station hubs, emergency call centres, drug storage areas and offices.
As well as maintaining the standard split units and larger VRV multi-split air conditioning, Holborn will also maintain the close control air conditioning in the server rooms.

Holborn Director Nick Scragg said: “This contract win comes hot on the heels of our work upgrading the cooling system in the WMAS 999-critical server room; a project secured following a competitive pitch which reflects the strength of our offering.

“Our resources ensure we can easily fulfil the demands of the contract, including the necessary 24/7 emergency call out service and a four-hour response time.

“All of the equipment we will be maintaining is well known to us, but the server room cooling system is very familiar to our engineers.

“We only recently installed a new close control cooling system into a live server room environment, using DencoHappel units fitted with inverter drive compressor and EC fans, driven by energy-saving motors with electronic control (electronic commutation) ensuring optimal operating efficiency.”

Barry Burdett, Contract Manager at J Tomlinson, said: “Holborn’s pitch showed they understood the needs of the Trust, recognising individuals in such high-pressure roles, in a critical service need a similarly fast, responsive service when things go wrong with the cooling or air-conditioning systems.''