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Case Study

Grocer’s Hall

Grocers’ Hall is an exquisite venue in central London that is steeped in history and tradition.

Dating back to 1426, this 600 year old organisation in the heart of the City has seen plagues, the Great Fire of London, two World Wars, a devastating fire in 1965 and now the Covid-19 Pandemic. Surviving them all, the building has been sympathetically restored and decorated to provide the most elegant of settings for venue hire, along with being the home of the Grocers’ Hall Charity.

Grocers’ Hall approached Airedale via their specialist contractor and FM teams, UIMS (Universal Installation and Maintenance Services Ltd) and KCE FM, to replace an existing, failing chiller and overcome several  challenges in doing so.
The chiller to be replaced, which was not supplied by Airedale, had been connected to an evaporative dry cooler using pre-existing 3 inch pipe work. On investigation, the pipework was shown to be chronically undersized for the chiller duty. Installing a new rising main was not an option given the disruption it would have caused within the building and therefore UIMS, and subsequently Airedale, were tasked with supplying a solution that could deliver the maximum output from the available services

It was a real pleasure to work on such an historical site with Airedale. The proactive and solution-focused nature of the team meant that the challenges we faced were readily overcome with practical solutions, that didn’t impact on the quality of the goods and service we received.

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