14th June 2022
The Kimpton team recently completed a project at the Countess of Chester Hospital to remove redundant plant and completely refit the chiller system that serves the main operating theatres, five of the wards, the recovery area, pharmacy along with the intensive care unit.
The project began in January on a 12-week programme to coincide with the time…more >
4th April 2022
We have already shown you what the finished floors in the Capital Building look like when the Kimpton team have completed their work.
In this post, We’ll look at the job in progress, so you can see what is under the hood. As with much of our HVAC work, by the time the job is finished, most of our…more >
24th March 2022
Kimpton have been appointed by the Radisson Blu Liverpool to service and maintain all of their HVAC assets.
Located on Old Hall Street, close to the Capital Building, the hotel is a 4* deluxe hotel and has 194 guest bedrooms as well as a full spa and fitness centre with Gym, Swimming pool, sauna and steam rooms….more >
10th March 2022
We’ve talked a fair bit about our work inside the Capital Building on the Liverpool waterfront. Located on Old Hall Street, In the heart of the business district, the Capital Building is the largest Grade A office building in Liverpool City Centre. Originally opened in 1976 as the purpose-built headquarters of Royal Insurance, it’s a well-known landmark on the…more >
3rd December 2021
In this short piece, we will explain in simple terms how to improve an EPC Rating for commercial property. We’ll look at what it is, why you need to do it, the financial risk of non-compliance and then the step by step guide to the most cost-effective routes to compliance and then touch on future-proofing for future legislation.
5th November 2021
Listed buildings present a whole series of challenges when it comes to refurbishment projects and the work we recently completed at Abbey School in Chester had some new ones that the team had never seen before, despite completing hundreds of similar projects.
Abbey School in Chester is a day and residential independent special school for children and…more >
7th October 2021
We recently wrote about some of the external work we were carrying out on the Capital Building in Liverpool. It gave us some stunning views of Liverpool’s Three Graces and across the river towards the Wirral. We enjoyed the view so much, it became the inspiration behind our company video.
2nd October 2021
We’re delighted to announce that we have been appointed by GMI Construction for the mechanical services package in the £40m new build student accommodation project on Carlton Hill in Leeds. The new build consists of 604 student rooms in 10 and 11-bed apartment clusters and is 15 storeys at its highest point. It will replace a…more >
30th September 2021
We are delighted that almost every project we touch these days seems to have a renewable element to it, but this project at Plas Derwen PRU, Queensferry, has been designed to tick a lot of renewable technology boxes from ‘the ground up’. It is literally designed in, throughout every element of the build.
Perhaps the most visible renewable technology in…more >
16th September 2021
Kimpton have been appointed to work with Read Construction to deliver the mechanical services on three individual sheltered housing scheme projects in Wrexham.
The projects at Tir Y Capel and LLys Y Myndd are a mix of refurbishment and new build to create a whole new style of retirement housing. The aim by Wrexham County Borough Council is…more >
5th August 2021
The growth in student accommodation over the past 20 years has been staggering. As a sector, it’s gone from almost non-existent with universities only aiming to offer rooms to a small proportion of first-year students, to it becoming a huge new sector drawing in worldwide investment, that serves students across the UK, independently of the Universities. Whole city blocks…more >
17th June 2021
One of the most common questions that businesses are asking is how do you decarbonise your business? We’ve probably all heard the question and know a little about what it means, but what does it mean for us as business operators and what can we do about it?
The UK Government announced on 20th April 2021 that it…more >
20th May 2021
With the talk about gas boilers being discontinued in coming years, we’re often asked how does a heat pump work? in this short post, we’ll explain all.
Our project in Queensferry, working on the new Pupil Referral Unit at Plas Derwyn & Queensferry CP and the extension and refurbishment of the existing Plas Derwyn & Queensferry CP Primary School…more >
6th May 2021
The Kimpton team, working with partners completed a boiler room upgrade and the CIF scheme for school improvement.
Hermitage School is a primary school in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire that opened in 1970. It caters for around 210 children aged 4-11 years. As a purpose-built school, sitting on a large green site, the layout still works well, with eight teaching spaces,…more >
15th April 2021
Designing and creating process cooling systems is an important part of the Kimpton business. It is the perfect example of why working in the plumbing industry, is nothing if it isn’t varied.
In this project, the small works team have been working with Hardy UK in Liverpool. They are one of those companies that if you do not work in…more >
3rd March 2021
The ‘good old days’ of having to travel and stand in front of an eager room of students are currently in the dim and distant past, so…more >
25th February 2021
Kimpton Energy Solutions have been appointed by Kier Regional Building North West to deliver the mechanical and electrical services for a new Pupil Referral Unit at Plas Derwyn & Queensferry CP as well as for the extension and refurbishment of the existing Plas Derwyn & Queensferry CP Primary School.
The work will all be based around the existing Queensferry Campus…more >
18th February 2021
Grace Roberts has joined the Kimpton Contracts team. Initially, Grace will be working in a business administration and sales support role. From this position, she will have a great opportunity to assess whether she would then enjoy moving into a more technical estimating/contracts support role. Throughout the interview process, Grace’s enthusiasm and ability to work as part of…more >
4th November 2020
At Kimpton, we always aim to deliver work to the highest possible standards. It can seem tempting for some, when times are challenging, to cut corners here and there. But for us, doing so will always put our team at an increased risk that we’re not prepared to take. We have always avoided this way of thinking and this…more >
29th October 2020
The Capital Building, or to use its original name, New Hall Place, is a 13 storey building in the Commercial District in Liverpool. Because of its sandy-coloured exterior and waterfront location, it’s often known locally, as the Sand Castle. Originally built in 1974 for Royal Insurance, it incorporates a section of the original ‘walkways in the sky’ project that…more >
30th September 2020
The Kimpton team have recently completed an interesting job on the roof of Liverpool John Moores University, in the centre of the city and close to the river. The job was to replace the coils inside Carrier Aquaforce Chillers. These chillers feed the Air handling Units (AHU’s) which cool the whole of the eight-storey building with chilled air.
18th June 2020
We’ve written a lot recently about reopening offices and the process you need to go through to properly recommission the air conditioning system in your office or workplace.
But that still leaves the question unanswered ‘is it safe (or advisable) to use my air conditioning in my office or workplace?’
Is it safe, am I putting my colleagues at risk…more >
15th June 2020
One of the key elements to the checklist was to change filters throughout the system to ensure they were safe, clean and not harbouring bacteria that will have…more >
8th June 2020
As we head towards the new normal, during Corona Virus, many businesses are considering a return to work in offices and workspaces that may have been closed for up to three months.
Government Guidance and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) governing body BESA have…more >
18th May 2020
The scope of our work involved the installation of new heat recovery ventilation, LPHW heating & radiators and domestic hot water via a skid-mounted…more >
6th May 2020
In this post, we will look at some of the options open to you when considering a Plant Room Refurbishment. We’ll look at the financials and the choices you face.
The technology available within a plant room has changed dramatically over the last 20 plus years. We see many that still have older commercial boilers built from cast iron. Newer…more >
17th February 2020
This is one of those jobs that plays to the strengths of the Kimpton team. It’s a project to replace a 40,000 gallon (180m3) cold water tank on an industrial site. Our aim was to minimise disruption to the production plant it supplies, by working to agreed hours, with scheduled mini-shutdowns.
The old tank was fibreglass and the integrity of…more >
10th February 2020
Kimpton have been successful in their application to join the Fusion21 Heating & Renewables Framework. The framework delivers a range of heating and renewable technology works.
Fusion21 serves a group of over 500 members across public and social sectors to deliver efficiency savings on the procurement of goods and services for property, construction and the built…more >
21st November 2019
Nightingale House Hospice provides specialist palliative care services to patients and their families across much of North East Wales completely free of charge. They reach from Wrexham, Flintshire and East Denbighshire to Barmouth and the towns on the Welsh border, including Oswestry and Whitchurch.
There’s a…more >
24th October 2019
We’ve just completed a project at a very large process water-cooled fibreglass plant which is another one that’s a little out of the ordinary and involves some very large format pipefitting. There are two systems running close to each other. The one near the roof carries compressed air and runs through 350mm diameter pipes. The external system…more >
17th October 2019
If you’re paying for a commercial boiler service are you sure you’re actually getting a commercial boiler service?
This is a slightly tough subject to raise, as it’s one the entire industry know about, but aren’t saying much, as the prices being paid for servicing in the consumer sector are falling through the floor. We can…more >
1st August 2019
Matt Breakwell has joined Kimpton as Business Development Manager. He joins from Warmer Energy in Liverpool, where he worked in a similar role.
He brings a wealth of senior management experience having worked in roles around the construction and development industry for many years.
30th May 2019
An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) Fixed Wire Inspection is a test and Inspection on the electrical wiring of a property. It is designed to outline any problems with the fixed wiring circuits that may present a risk.
The Electrical team at Kimpton work to an agreed standard which is known as BS7671 – following Guidance…more >
3rd May 2019
The recent near heatwave over the Easter break in the UK has reminded us that summer is just around the corner and now is the time to ensure your air conditioning is fit for the hot weather ahead.
Every year we are faced with the same mid-year rush as air conditioning…more >
2nd May 2019
The Kimpton Maintenance Team have just completed a boiler room replacement project in Liverpool and it’s a little different to most of the many thousands we have completed before. Here’s the story.
The Frances Mary Lescher Building (FML) within the Hope Park campus is the centre of the academic, administrative and conference activity of the…more >
8th April 2019
Why a chilled water system needs a permanent treatment regime
A closed loop chilled water system is often used to generate the cool air for an air conditioning system for a large scale office or industrial application, such as within a data centre.
As the name ‘closed loop’ implies, the… more >
5th April 2019
With our many
3rd January 2019
It’s not that unusual for a son to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a Heating Engineer. It’s also probably not that unusual for a son to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather and become a Heating Engineer too. But it is really unusual for each of the three generations of Heating Engineers to have… more >
15th November 2018
The Kimpton Service team recently completed a boiler replacement for the amazing Claire House Children’s Hospice in Wirral. In their own words, they help seriously and terminally ill children live life to the full by creating wonderful experiences and bringing back a sense of…more >
25th October 2018
The Turner Home (formerly The Turner Memorial Home) on Dingle Lane, Toxteth Liverpool was founded in 1884 for the care of sick and disadvantaged men. It has continued to function in this role as a registered residential and nursing home for men ever since. The building is listed by English Heritage as a designated Grade II listed building. This…more >
18th October 2018
We are delighted to announce a new senior appointment within the Finance Team at Kimpton’s Bromborough office.
Linzi Sheard joins as Financial Controller after relocating from London. Her background in consultancy businesses will bring a new perspective to the finance team.
Having completed a Law degree, Linzi went on to complete her… more >
2nd August 2018
Following on from the successful completion of Greenbank Blocks C & D we are very pleased to have secured the £700k M&E package for the refurbishment on the grade II listed Greenbank house. The main scope of the works is HVAC and will involve the installation of new heat recovery ventilation, LPHW heating & radiators, domestic hot…more >
22nd June 2018
Apprenticeships have always been a vital source of talent for the Kimpton Energy Solutions Group. In…more >
20th April 2018
Four years ago, the Kimpton team installed the UK’s first Marine Source Heat Pump at Plas Newydd House in Anglesey for the National Trust. As it was a first, we have been back for a revisit to see how it has done and how it’s performing to try and get a better understanding of…more >
9th April 2018
The Kimpton team have just commenced on site at the new Hollis Croft Student Accommodation project in Sheffield. It’s a £1.8m Mechanical Services project we announced here and we expect to be on site for the next 18 months.
Over the coming months, we’ll be revisiting the project and sharing updates as there are quite a few interesting innovations in…more >
22nd March 2018
We have just completed a major oil tank replacement project on a site near Blackpool. Our scope of works was to remove existing oil tanks which were installed over 20 years ago and had become corroded and were leaking from the tank and the pipework that lead to and from it.
5th March 2018
Congratulations to Paul Davies, Craig Kitching and Mark Farrell on passing their more >
22nd February 2018
We are delighted to have been involved in the Bagot Street student development accommodation project in Birmingham with our mechanical works completed six months before the set completion date. The design and build contract valued at £1.3m is made up of 492 beds across two blocks. Bagot Street is centrally located and near to Aston University.
15th February 2018
Kimpton are proud to confirm that we have achieved level 3 Gold Constructionline Membership.
Constructionline is the UK’s largest register of contractors, consultants and material suppliers for the construction industry. With over 10,000 key decision makers from over 3,800 buying organisations. However, to become a Gold level member, there are new standards to be achieved by the organisation.
The first of…more >
25th January 2018
Kimpton Energy Solutions have secured a £1.8m Design and Build Mechanical contract for Hollis Croft Student Development, in the heart of the city centre, Sheffield. The location, just off Broad lane is one of the few areas designated for tall buildings and will house a new student accommodation hub with nearly 1,000 beds across three…more >
10th January 2018
We recently completed the installation of two cold water tanks of 20,000 and 30,000 litres at The Capital Building, Liverpool. The old tank cold water system was neither big enough or able to meet the changing demands of the refurbished building. The new tanks have been designed to improve resilience, offer far greater sureness of supply and to comply…more >
21st December 2017
When you have a large commercial, industrial or multi-story living accommodation without sufficient isolating valves around the various circuits, it will typically be impractical to shut off the flow of heating or hot water to the whole building to carry out pipe repairs and alterations.In these instances, it is sensible to use pipe freezing to prevent…more >
7th December 2017
In preparation for the winter break where we all ‘enjoy’ a few days of rest and recuperation with our families, we wanted to share our Christmas opening times for December and January 2017.
We close on Friday 22nd December and reopen on Monday 8th January fully refreshed and ready to go.
Opening times are slightly different here and…more >
24th April 2017
Kimpton is an official Business Solutions Partner of Mitsubishi.
We enjoy a close working relationship with this award-winning corporation and we’re excited to pass the benefits on to our customers!
Why not get in touch and learn about our high-quality services?
Our technicians are experienced in a wide range of HVAC applications and they know Mitsubishi’s equipment inside and out….more >
1st December 2016
Kimpton offer a wide range of services from acoustic engineering to air conditioning installation. Our team consists of extremely experienced and knowledgeable staff who know exactly what our customers need. We can provide full turnkey solutions and work from concept right through to installation.
Here are 3 services that we offer.
With over 40 years’ experience working with…more >
16th August 2016
Are you an accommodation landlord or do you manage a number of student properties? If the answer is yes, Kimpton Ltd could be the ideal company for you to work with. We offer many services to these types of client, from ensuring there is hot water to creating a new lighting plan.
Here are some ways we can help you…more >
Kimpton Energy Solutions have provided a reliable and helpful service at Dover and Philharmonic Court since they were opened in 2014 /15. A good working relationship is maintained with the service engineers and having a key account manager who is responsive and maintains regular communication has been a key factor in service provision.Having a…
Kimptons provided a ‘planned maintenance schedule’ to suit our academic year requirements and maintained the dates set out. Their engineers were always well presented and aware of how to conduct themselves within our environment. They were all trained and knowledgeable on the various items of equipment they came to work on. Mr Mike Pickles,…
We are happy with the service Kimptons have provided over the years. Their engineers are local and have great knowledge of our systems. We have built up an excellent working relationship with service engineers along with their office staff. Mr Kevin Foy, Notre Dame College
The Kimpton engineers on site are always accommodating to requests from the estates team with regards to heating, ventilation and air conditioning issues. The planned maintenance schedule has developed over the years and works well throughout the year. Having a key account manager who attends site on a weekly basis provides an excellent line…
The installation will improve the comfort conditions in several areas of the school servicing both pupils and staff. We are very experienced in undertaking projects in these conditions were flexibility and careful scheduling is key and this was crucial to our appointment on this contract.
We have been using TKR Services since their inception and during that time they proved to be not only commercially competitive, but also, looking from an Engineers point of view they have strived to provide the highest quality work.
The Plaza is a showpiece building for Bruntwood in Liverpool and we have since made it our own headquarters in the city. To reflect this, we needed to ensure that the fit out was of the highest quality, whilst maintaining the high levels of service our tenants expect from Bruntwood.