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Delivering Cooling Solutions for Fenwick’s New Bracknell Store

30 May 2018 / by The Weatherite Group (author) / West Bromwich
The HVAC installation at Fenwick's, Bracknell. (photo: Weatherite Group)
The HVAC installation at Fenwick's, Bracknell. / (photo: Weatherite Group)

When Weatherite were asked to tender for the design and manufacture of air handling units (AHU) at the new Fenwick store in Bracknell, Berkshire, they proved their efficiency in more ways than one.


For as well as deploying newly developed 3D visualisation software to quickly design and specify the most efficient and cost-effective solution for the project, the company delivered AHU with up to 76.5 per cent efficiency (in excess of a 2018 ErP legislation requirement of 72 per cent).


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, a marquee openings in the major redevelopment of the Berkshire town. 


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


Working on the project with contractors Woodward & Co (Environmental) Ltd, which specialises in the design & installation of building services within the retail & leisure sectors, Weatherite had to be competitive on price, but the fact that their solution included thermal wheels emphasised Weatherite’s commitment to delivering even greater energy efficiency.


Andrew Dunning, Director of Woodward & Co (Environmental) Ltd, commented, “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.”

“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” explains Paul Ludlow, Key Account Executive of Weatherite, “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”. 



About Weatherite Air Conditioning

Weatherite Air Conditioning Ltd is part of the Weatherite Group - a £40 million, UK-based HVAC and building solutions provider.



The Weatherite Group


The Weatherite Group

From modest beginnings in 1972, Weatherite Group has established itself as one of the leading HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) and Retail/Entrance Solution providers in the UK. We successfully operate within highly demanding and competitive market sectors such as retail, telecommunications, commercial, leisure, health and education. To maintain our position at the forefront requires a substantial commitment in terms of infrastructure, innovation, product development and, of course, the services we offer. The Group’s foundations remains firmly rooted in its people – teams of highly skilled professionals, working closely together at every level, from shop-floor to senior management, bringing a wealth of expertise to the Weatherite Group. Our people are our greatest asset. They provide the skill, knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm to drive the Weatherite Group forward, within an ever changing business environment. We will continue to invest in their future personal development and their working environment. Visit us at www.weatheritegroup.com

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