Shibden Hall and Park are located near Halifax in Yorkshire, they date back to 1420. It became a public park in the 1920s when it was donated to the people of Halifax.
As part of a multi-million pound restoration project of the historic Hall & Park, a new learning centre called Shibden Mereside, was to be built to house a café and a range of versatile function rooms.
Kimpton were contracted to provide the heating, ventilation and plumbing services to the new-build and the refurbishment of the outbuildings throughout the park.
Heating throughout the building is sourced from the low grade energy source of ground loop ‘slinkies’ buried in the banking to the rear of the building which are interconnected to a Dimplex Fighter 24 water to water heat pump. The heat pump increases the water temperature for both heating and hot water purposes, circulating heating water temperature at 43°C to serve 3 underfloor heating manifolds with loops closely centred at 75cm.
The building benefits from an all glazed east facing elevation to allow the sun to assist with the heating of the building in the morning and a Trend Control System to open and close high level windows and low level vents to promote natural ventilation for thermal comfort during the summer.