2023 marks 60 years since Kimpton began trading. Formed in 1963 by Eric Kimpton, the heating, ventilation and air conditioning installation and maintenance specialist Kimpton, is celebrating 60 years of innovation.
Kimpton is still a family run business and was an early adopter of renewable technology leading to the development of a number of UK firsts.
In 1974 we designed and built an innovative ventilation system for Walkers Crisps using heat pumps to provide warm, dry recirculated air to potato stores. This allowed Walkers to purchase potatoes when supplies were plentiful and store them for longer, allowing cost-efficiencies.
Another first was in 2014 when we designed and installed the UK’s first Tidal Water Source Heat Pump in open sea for the National Trust at Plas Newydd, Anglesey.
Working with TATA Steel we helped develop the first Transpired Solar Collectors in the UK, a passive renewable technology developed in Canada which uses the sun to pre-heat air for ventilation systems.
We have continued to expand and now employ over 80 staff who work with businesses across the region that are looking to heat and ventilate buildings as sustainably as possible.
Richard Kimpton, Managing Director said “Fostering a culture which encourages staff to continually look at ways to improve the service and solutions we offer has been something we have encouraged from day one. And, as we reflect on six decades in business, our staff and culture is one of our most valuable selling points. A huge thank you to our team and customers alike for all of their support and hard work, as we look forward to another 60 years of sustainable innovation.”
During this 60th year, Kimpton continue to work on many new decarbonisation projects across the region and are currently exploring the use of Transpired Solar Collectors on the M&S Bank Arena for ACC Liverpool Group, the venue hosting Eurovision 2023.
Like the business itself, the projects we work on now have grown significantly from the then “state of the art” domestic central heating systems we began installing in the early 1960’s.
Recently, we have been awarded over £20m of M&E contracts all over the UK including Maker’s Yard, a 551 apartment Build to Rent scheme in Birmingham, Leeds Technology Campus, a 514 bedroom purpose build student accommodation scheme, and Conington Road, a 38 storey, 312 apartment Build to Rent scheme in Lewisham, South London. All these projects use heat pump technology instead of gas boilers.
Innovation continues to be the primary focus of our culture as Kimpton strive to help businesses achieve sustainability and decarbonisation goals as well as develop efficient and reliable mechanical and electrical installations which will stand the test of time.