Boiler Decentralisation, Palace Green & Bailey, Durham
Client – Durham University
Architect – Howarth Litchfield Partnership
Value - £700,000
We were employed to carry out the builders work in connection with the
decommissioning of existing district heating system and installation of
new localised boilers.
The works comprised of works to 15 boiler rooms and 18 satellite rooms
in 33 locations throughout the site. The work was carried out in three
main phases approximately 14 weeks each phase.
The works comprise the decommissioning of the existing boilers, plant
etc. in the main boiler house and the installation of new localised
boilers in or adjacent to the various buildings, and associated builder’s
work including removal of redundant services and provision of gas main to
serve new boilers.
The existing heating mains in and around Palace Green (World Heritage
Site) had to be excavated up and new service ducts formed within the
ground to install new gas mains and services between the various
locations. Several boiler rooms had to be built or extended to accommodate
the new boiler plant, in and around the numerous listed buildings.
The works went extremely well and completed to
the satisfaction of all parties involved. The infrastructure scheme was
highly commended at the RICS Renaissance Awards 2012.