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    • 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…

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    • 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….

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    • 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…

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    • 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.

      What is…

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    • 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…

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    • Laurence Deacon Court is a development of five sheltered housing units with 70 one and two-bedroom apartments and bungalows. Some of these are mobility standard properties. Built-in 1981, it is operated by Alpha Living, a not-for-profit housing association that focuses on independent living for the over 55’s. They have over 860 apartments across 11 local authorities….

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    • 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…

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    • 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?

      Background

      The UK Government announced on 20th April 2021 that it…

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    • The Kimpton team recently completed another boiler room replacement. This one at Shoreside Primary School.

      Shoreside primary school is a small, friendly primary school with 210 pupil capacity in Ainsdale, Southport. In 2018 it became part of the Rainbow Education Multi Academy Trust, which is a family of six schools across the North West.

      The school caters for…

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    • 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…

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    • 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,…

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    • 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…

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    • Lockdown has been a time to deliver a number of projects that are made far easier when the venue is closed. One such job is the work we completed at the stunning Liverpool Philharmonic. Work has been underway for some time to restore the original Rushworth and Dreaper Organ, originally installed in 1939.

      According to the Philharmonic,…

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    • 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…

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • The work is beginning in the Kingsway Tunnel on the £3m project to replace the gravity and pumped drainage pipework. The scale of the project is made clear when you look at the sheer scale of the tunnel system. There are two 9.6m diameter bores and a tunnel length of 2.5km. It’s the second-longest road tunnel in the UK,…

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    • We are now just 36 days away from the stunning Carden Park Spa opening its doors to an expectant public. The new £10m spa, stretches over 4,500sq.m and includes two large vitality pools, a beauty lounge and relaxation spaces.

      Outside, there also the huge spa garden that’s designed to bring you closer to the natural beauty…

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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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    • The Kimpton Team are on site completing a chiller replacement project on a 20 year old R22 based Chiller Unit made by York, at Adient in Ellesmere Port, Wirral. Adient is a global leader in automotive seating, that works with all major car makers around the UK and beyond. The chiller supplies fan…

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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 >

    • One of the questions we are asked most often as heating engineers, is ‘when does a boiler need replacing?’. On the surface, this is an easy question, but in reality, there are a huge number of variables that can decide on the correct answer.

      Ten signs that show your boiler may need replacing.


    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.