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Turn Key Air Conditioning at Premier Inn, London
Turn Key Air Conditioning have recently completed a new design and installation project for the Premier Inn, Kings Cross St Pancras, London.
The Premier Inn in Kings Cross St Pancras is a major hotel in central London. It hosts a bar, restaurant and dining areas, has six meeting rooms, public spaces and 276 bedrooms. It is a home from home for tourists, travellers and business people from all around the world. Like all reputable hotels, the Premier Inn prides itself on the comfort it provides for its guests.
Turn Key’s brief was a challenging one. We were asked install a cooling and heating system – with individual temperature control for every room – while the hotel remained open for business.
Selecting the Air Conditioning System
Turn Key work with all the major suppliers of technologically advanced air conditioning equipment. In this instance we decided upon the Mitsubishi Electric high efficiency heat recovery Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) air conditioning system.
The VRF system connects a modular external condensing unit with an inverter. This allows the flow of refrigerant to be controlled in response to the changing requirements for heating or cooling, reducing energy use and lowering running costs.
The system is operated by Mitsubishi’s centralised Melcotel™ controller which has been specifically designed for the hotel sector. Sensors in the system detect when a room is occupied or empty and adjust the temperature to maximise efficiency.
Keycard activation or on/off switches in every room allow guests to quickly alter the room temperature to their own requirements.
Turn Key AC have perfected the art of off-site manufacturing of air conditioning systems. For new build projects, air conditioning is installed during the building phases but for retro fit projects like the one for Premier Inn this is not an option.
TKAC solved the problem by constructing the air conditioning outdoor units onto two pre-piped and cabled skids. Both units were fitted with their own power supplies. On the day of the installation, they were transported to the site and lifted by crane onto plinths on the hotel roof. Precision engineering and experienced technicians connected the heating and cooling system to the hotel’s electricity and water supplies.
‘Plug and play’ solutions developed by Turn Key AC minimise disruption to the business and its clients. For Premier Inn the new system was installed in less than six hours on a quiet Sunday without disturbing a single guest.
Mitesh Panikker, Property Supply Chain Manager for Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants, owners of the Premier Inn brand, said, “For us the system offers reduced energy usage, lower running costs, and a decrease in carbon emissions, without compromising a guest’s comfort.
“We were delighted with the way that Turn Key rose to the twin challenges we set and were impressed with how they minimised the disruption that is usually involved in undertaking such a big project and the incredible reduction they achieved in the time they spent on site.”
TKAC design and retro-fit air conditioning and heating systems for hotels, schools, shopping malls, airports, office blocks and public buildings. Air conditioning can be installed for whole buildings, identified zones or single rooms with complete control of timing and temperature in each.
Further Information / Contact Us
Further information on projects, products or services, including F Gas Regulations and the phasing out of R22 gases, can be found on our website at www.tkac.co.uk.
Tel: 0191 438 7410
Fax: 0191 438 6001
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