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    • Into the Valley

      Kimpton has been appointed to deliver the £2.2M mechanical and electrical services for the construction of new training facilities at RAF Valley in Anglesey. These are being built as part of a £175M investment in the basic flying training operation within the UK military flying training system.

      RAF Valley on Anglesey is the home to the Number…

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    • This isn’t going to the prettiest of posts, but the point it will make should make this worth a read.

      We’re working in unprecedented times in the construction industry, with materials shortages and price rises coming at us from every angle. This is happening at the same time as the world is beginning a programme of decarbonising the HVAC…

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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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    • 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…

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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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    • 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…

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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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    • When we normally announce a new starter with Kimpton, we talk about what first attracted them to the business. With Steve Turner however, it’s slightly different, as Steve is actually returning to the business after a 37-year break. Back in 1984 Steve’s first job after school was as a Youth Trainee with the EA Kimpton. It was this business…

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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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    • In this post last year, we shared our Environmental report for the previous 12 months, for the waste we generated at our Bromborough Head office. You can read that here. In 2019, we produced 6.29 tonnes of mixed waste. Of this, 1.88 tonnes was immediately recycled and 4.41 tonnes converted to RDF.

      As you’d expect, the last 12 months…

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • There is no doubt that renewable energy plays an essential role in today’s society. Every business has a responsibility to ensure that they are environmentally responsible and keep their carbon footprint to a minimum. And with technologies out there to suit all requirements and budgets, there really is no excuse not to invest in them!

      Here are 4 renewables you…

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    • Solar technology is becoming extremely popular with businesses around the world. Instead of using raw materials like coal and oil, solar energy harvests power from a natural resource. This makes it an environmentally-friendly option.

      If you aren’t sure whether it’s right for your business, here are some things to consider.

      Reduce your carbon footprint

      One of the main benefits of solar…

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    • 3 Benefits of Solar Energy

      More and more businesses are deciding to invest in renewable technology. Solar power, which uses sunlight to create energy, has become one of the most popular choices. But how do you know that it’s right for your business?

      Here are some of the benefits of solar energy.

      Reduce your carbon footprint

      Most people will know that renewable energy is the eco-friendliest…

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    • Renewables from Kimpton

      A Green Christmas

      Forget a white Christmas: this one was greener than ever before. The Guardian reported in a recent article that the energy used over Christmas 2016 was obtained from 40% renewable sources.

      Sources of renewable energy include wind power, solar energy and hydroelectric technology. In the past, investing in these and other forms of renewable energy was perceived…

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    • In today’s world, investing in renewable energy has never been so important. Man-made sources of energy, like fossil fuels, are extremely damaging to the environment. This is the main reason that businesses, as well as individuals, need to think about the other options that are available.

      Here are 3 renewable solutions you should consider.

      Wind Energy

      As one of the most…

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    • In today’s world, businesses have more responsibility to think about the impact they have on the environment. Reducing the amount of energy that you use and investing in renewable technology are both great ways to keep your carbon footprint to a minimum, as well as making you feel better as a company.

      Here are 3 ways to make your business…

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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.