The University of Warwick

The University of Warwick

Executive Summary

As part of their planned expansion The University of Warwick hired us to install a £1m district heating extension which would connect the social services building and was future proofed to facilitate future connections. To meet the University's needs for minimising disruption all works were delivered over the quieter summer break periods when staff and student footfall would be at a minimum.

  • stats-numerical
    £1m contract value
  • calendar
    1 year ahead of schedule
  • energy-distribution
    1.25km district heating pipework

Project Overview

The University of Warwick planned a £1m district heating expansion which would connect their Social Services building as well as “future proofing” the network to facilitate further expansion.

As part of their planned expansion The University of Warwick hired us to install a £1m district heating extension which would connect the social services building and was future proofed to facilitate future connections. To meet the University's needs for minimising disruption all works were delivered over the quieter summer break periods when staff and student footfall would be at a minimum.

Our Solution

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The overall project involves the installation of approximately 1.25km of Logstor Series 2, fusion welded steel pipework and saw the Social Sciences Building connected as well as five termination points which will allow further buildings to be connected in the future.  This “Future Proofed” approach was created in response to the University’s future development plans and will ensure ease of expansion.

Our design needed to ensure both optimal sizing of the pipework, and to identify a route which would avoid clashes with existing services and buildings.  Our solution was a heating network which combined above and below ground pipework, creating a hybrid system which navigated the already developed campus and avoided all clashes and obstructions.

Whilst the delivery of the project was scheduled to take place over a three year period to take advantage of the summer holidays our team were able to successfully install the network in just two of these years, significantly reducing the disruption for the University.  This was partially achieved by our on-site team working some weekend periods which had a significantly positive affect on the programme.

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