Playing it cool at Manchester apartments

Playing it cool at Manchester apartments

A new £4.5m residential development in Manchester is utilising a range of our pipework solutions for the boosted cold water system.

Offering an attractive waterside setting, Wilburn Basin is situated around the historic River Irwell Basin and comprises four distinct apartment blocks, varying in height from 8 – 21 storeys. The communal facilities within the complex include a gym, cinema, residents’ lounge and meeting rooms.

Tasked with delivering a selection of the M&E works, A Millington Heating Ltd was responsible for installing a reliable boosted cold water system to serve the four apartment blocks. Needing a pipework system that could meet the required pressures for pumping water up to 20 floors, A Millington turned to Durapipe UK.

With a range of pipe sizes required, all operating at different pressures, A Millington opted for a mix of our HTA and SuperFLO ABS pipe systems to best meet the complex needs of the project. Our HTA pipe in 125mm was installed in the plant room in the basement to transfer water from the main storage tank, it was then reduced down to 100mm SuperFLO ABS for the risers, with 50mm SuperFLO ABS being used for the manifolds on each floor.

In addition to meeting the required performance criteria, our pipework solutions also offered A Millington advantages during the installation process, due to the quick and simple fitting of the systems. Lightweight in nature, both Durapipe HTA and SuperFLO ABS are easy to handle on site, a particular benefit when working in confined spaces, with the quick and easy solvent weld jointing technique saving significant labour time and cost.

Commenting on its latest project, Martin Millington, from A Millington, said: “For this project we needed a pipework system that could meet the required pressures in the multi-storey buildings. Durapipe has got a range of products with different pressure ratings, which ensured we could combine two of its systems to fulfill the performance requirements.

“We have used Durapipe products before so were aware of the installation benefits they would offer us, and, coupled with the operational performance that they could deliver, HTA and SuperFLO ABS were the ideal systems for this development.”

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