The biggest Mercedes-Benz facility in the UK will be air conditioned by Toshiba Super Heat Recovery Multi (SHRM-e) VRF.
The 10.5-acre retail centre site near Stockport will include Europe's largest Mercedes-Benz showroom, 32 workshop bays and a body and paint repair facility.
The project is the first in a number of new build schemes planned by Hong Kong-based retail group LSH Auto UK, which currently operates nine Mercedes-Benz dealerships and smart retail centres in the Manchester and Birmingham areas. The main contractor on the project is RG Group with Imtech Engineering Services North responsible for mechanical and electrical services.
Air conditioning will be provided by 18 Toshiba SHRM-e VRF outdoor systems connected to 124 indoor units. In addition, Toshiba cassettes are being installed in administration offices, with the system controlled by four Touchscreen controllers
The equipment is being supplied by Toshiba distributor Cool Designs Ltd.
Gavin Horner, who led the project for Toshiba, said: “The showroom is a double height, open-plan design with adjoining offices, which offers significant potential for heat recovery. The heat pump-based Toshiba system will harness waste heat energy and deliver it in the form of heating or cooling to wherever it is needed in the building, making maximum use of available energy and minimising running costs for the end user.”
Toshiba says its latest three-pipe heat recovery SHRM-e sets a new industry standard for efficiency and continuous heating, and also offers improvements across the board due to developments in key technologies including the compressor and intelligent control system.