Weatherite supplies efficient cooling for new Fenwick store

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Published: 31 May 2018


Weatherite has supplied an efficient cooling solution for a leading retailer's first new outlet in more than a decade.

When Weatherite was asked to tender for the design and manufacture of AHUs at the new Fenwick store in Bracknell, it used its newly developed 3D visualisation software to help deliver up to 76.5% efficiency –  surpassing the requirements of 2016 ErP legislation efficiency of 67% and the 2018 efficiency of 72%.
Fenwick is one of the UK’s oldest department store chains and the Bracknell store, the company’s first new outlet in more than a decade, is one of the marquee openings in a major redevelopment of the Berkshire town.

Weatherite designed, built and delivered a total of six AHUs – five of which featured thermal wheel units to provide optimum energy savings and reduced carbon emissions.

Andrew Dunning, Director of contractors Woodward & Co (Environmental), said: “We approached Weatherite as we felt they could provide high quality units that satisfied the high spec demands of the project and having worked with Weatherite for many years felt they were the right choice for us.”

Paul Ludlow, Kay Account Executive at Weatherite, said: “Thermal wheels are no longer an expensive luxury – they are a necessity especially on applications like this one where there is a requirement to handle large air volumes meaning even higher efficiencies are required. The technology has been available for some time, but never has its importance been greater because of stringent building regulations and ever-tighter standards in building-services provision.”