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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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    • 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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    • Kimpton O&M Manuals

      There are O&M Manuals and there are Kimpton O&M Manuals

      With most projects, when they draw to a close, the team put together O&M manuals to hand over to the client. An O&M Manual brings together all of the paperwork for the operation and maintenance of the entire systems for the building. They can be quite weighty documents and being…

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    • 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…

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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, 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Royal Liverpool clubhouse with new boilers

      The team have just completed the replacement of three commercial boilers at the world-renowned Royal Liverpool Golf Club. The existing Atlantic gas-fired boilers had become extremely unreliable and two of them were inoperative. This left the club in the difficult position where the remaining boilers…

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    • At Kimpton, we pride ourselves on our safety-first approach in everything we do. In the organisational values that the business has been built upon, it underpins them all, as we consider safety to be 100% mission-critical.

      And as we work through the business looking for ways to make it a safer place for our team to operate, it became clear…

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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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    • The Kimpton Maintenance team are currently on-site, working alongside a major roofing contractor to remove the air conditioning plant, to allow them to complete the replacement of the ageing roof.

      As you can see from the Google Maps images below, the roof is huge and stretches across twelve separate buildings, with a mix of flat…

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    • Maintenance Electricians

      The benefit of experienced electrical contractors

      Perhaps we’ve kept it secret for too long, but we’re proud to say that at Kimpton’s, we’re experienced Electricians.

      We can look back over our history and see where our real strength lies. There’s no doubt that our sweet spot is in HVAC – we’ve lived and breathed…

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    • 220px-Liverpool_Hope_University_ChrestAfter ten years working together already completed, Kimpton’s have been reappointed by Liverpool Hope University for a further three years to continue the ongoing maintenance of all of the HVAC plant and water hygiene management systems throughout their sites. They also have the…

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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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    • 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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    • Most of us of a certain age will remember where we were in 1982 when Henry VIII’s Warship, the Mary Rose, was hauled out of the sea, from a depth of 36ft, almost two miles south of the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour. It had lain on the sea bed there for 437 years after its sinking in 1545. Once…

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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 >

    • At Kimptons, we have always focused on the quality of our work and delivering a level of customer service that ensures customers stay with us for many years. It’s why the likes of Chester Zoo have worked with us for over 30 years, despite a massive change in the scale of their operation.


    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.