THE CLUB COMPANY

Leisure

PROJECT DETAILS

We were approached by the client in late 2018 to help them lower their energy costs and carbon footprint. We undertook a detailed review of all 13 of the customer’s sites and decided that 5 would benefit from the installation of a combined heat and power system (CHP). With planning consent required at all but one club and the disruption caused by COVID-19 delaying installation, the team worked efficiently to ensure that the last project was commissioned in early 2021.

With the exception of Benton Hall where the unit was installed within an existing plant room, the other four clubs required bespoke weatherproof acoustic enclosures to be built and installed. Each was sympathetically designed to minimise their impact and installed adjacent to existing boiler rooms.

Some of the challenges the team successfully overcame included:

Vacuum excavation of services trenches at the Warwickshire due to unknown services crossing the compound in which the CHP was to be installed.

Gas meter capacity upgrade at the Tytherington site.

Reconfiguration of the plantroom including moving a wall at Benton Hall.

Gross CO2 saved from Mar '20 to Mar '22

Energy saving from Mar '20 to Mar '22

Electricity generated from Mar '20 to Mar '22

Heat generation from Mar '20 to Mar '22

GOALS

Reduce operating costs 

Electricity - lighting and power for public areas, bedrooms and club facilities
Heat - hot water production for swimming pools, leisure facilities and space heating
Air conditioning systems - used to keep rooms and whole complex cool

CHALLENGES

Wide range of facilities operating 24/7

Constant energy usage due to the range of facilities offered and the 24 hour nature of the portfolio
Need for installed equipment to be quiet in operation to avoid disturbing guests
Integration with the wide range of electrical and heating systems found across the club portfolio

SOLUTIONS

Implemented: On-Site Utility Solution

Combined heat and power (CHP)

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