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    • 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…

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    • 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…

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    • 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.

      One…

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    • 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…

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    • In our previous post, we shared the detailed checklist for an entire HVAC system when you are preparing to reopen your office or business after a long shutdown.

      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…

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    • HVAC Checklist to prepare for reopening after Corona Virus / Covid-19 shutdown.

      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…

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    • Work has been completed on the refurbishment of Greenbank House, in the Greenbank Complex in South Liverpool. It’s a project we were delighted to win when we announced it here.

      The scope of our work involved the installation of new heat recovery ventilation, LPHW heating & radiators and domestic hot water via a skid-mounted…

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    • 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…

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    • Cold Water Tank Replacement

      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…

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    • 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…

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    • 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.

      Nightingale House LogoThere’s a…

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    • 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…

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    • 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…

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    • 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.

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    • 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…

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    • 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…

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    • 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…

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    • 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 >

    • With our many years experience of planned and preventative maintenance programmes, we have spent a lot of time working on the HVAC system for hotels. We have seen major changes in both the design of… more >

    • 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 >

    • Claire House Children's Hospice logoThe 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…

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    • 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…

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    • 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 >

    • 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…

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    • Apprenticeships have always been a vital source of talent for the Kimpton Energy Solutions Group. In…

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    • 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…

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    • 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…

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    • 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.

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    • Congratulations to Paul Davies, Craig Kitching and Mark Farrell on passing their more >

    • 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.

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    • 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…

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    • 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…

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    • 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…

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    • 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…

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    • 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.

      Kimpton Energy Solutions

      We close on Friday 22nd December and reopen on Monday 8th January fully refreshed and ready to go.

      Kimpton Maintenance Solutions

      Opening times are slightly different here and…

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    • 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?

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      Our technicians are experienced in a wide range of HVAC applications and they know Mitsubishi’s equipment inside and out….

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    • 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.

      Air Conditioning

      With over 40 years’ experience working with…

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    • 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…

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    What our customers say

    • 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.