Whole building solutions for leisure centres

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If you ever thought that Dantherm Group only supply air handling units for swimming pools, then think again as a team behind a new leisure centre in Cambridgeshire are tapping into our range of units for non-pool applications.

Design Installation Services Ltd based in Cheltenham specialize in design and build services for leisure centres. They have been a long-term installation partner of Dantherm’s and we have now successfully completed eleven leisure centre projects with them, seven of which where we have supplied whole building solutions, generally one pool unit and three general units for the non-pool areas.

The Hive in Ely opened its doors to the public in May 2018 and has an eight-lane 25-meter swimming pool, a learner pool with moveable floor, a 120-station gym floor, two activity studios and a four-court sports hall.

We supplied the new leisure centre with a Dantherm DanX unit which provides fresh air dehumidification with heat recovery for its swimming pools. In addition to the DanX AHU, three WD units were also fitted within the centre to cater for many of its ‘non-pool’ applications.

Within The Hive, which is a £13.5 million project, areas such as the wet changing rooms and the fitness suites were ideally suited to Dantherm’s WD range, which are specifically designed for applications such as general commercial development.

For Darren Bell, at Design Installation Services who designed the mechanical services for the project in Ely, Dantherm’s extensive range of air handling products that cater for non-pool applications, was his first port of call when looking for a solution.

“As soon as the plans were put together for this project we had no hesitation selecting Dantherm’s WD range as well as the DanX unit for the swimming pools. We have always had a good relationship with Dantherm and we have used their WD range on many projects previously,” stated Bell.

“They are extremely well made; are good quality and they are competitively priced against anything else on the market.”

“The installation had one or two problems, but we have been fully supported by Dantherm along the way and we would highly recommend their products and services to anybody involved in similar projects to ours.”

The WD range are high quality but affordable air handling units which are available in a variety of specifications and flexible configurations. Units can be configured in horizontal, double stacked, or side-by-side formats and the cross section customised to suit tight spaces. The design of each unit can be tailored specifically to meet the requirements of both Erp 2018 and part L2 regulations, whilst keeping cost to a minimum.

The machines feature excellent quality door furniture and low leakage door seals, weatherproof options and many optional features.

Speaking about the project, Pool Ventilation Sales Manager Jamie Herdman said: “We have been delighted to have been involved in a really exciting project and we are confident that the WD range will be an important and vital component to this new leisure centre.”

For more information on pool ventilation systems contact Jamie Herdman on 01962 771 414 and for non pool commercial ventilation Carl Potts on 07843 392 076

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