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Steve Soffe (left) with Cool-Therm md Ken Strong

UK: Chiller specialist Cool-Therm has opened a new office in Kent to serve the expanding London, South East and Home Counties market.

Headed by southern region manager Steve Soffe, the new branch is located at East Malling Business Centre. This latest expansion follows the opening of a Midlands office last year and brings to five the number of branches operated by the Bristol-headquartered company.

The new branch has got off to a flying start, recently securing in excess of £1.5m worth of chiller orders.

This includes orders for nine Turbomiser chillers for a data centre, three Turbomisers for a commercial building, two bespoke ultra low-noise chillers for a multi-storey residential development, and a chiller for a replacement project at a Hilton Hotel in central London.

Ken Strong, managing director of Cool-Therm, says: “London and some surrounding areas are undergoing something of a mini-boom, with significant opportunities for both new and replacement air conditioning projects. Our new office is ideally located to serve our expanding customer base in the region.

“Multi-storey developments planned for the former industrial areas alongside the Thames are particularly exciting, as they include both high-end residential apartments and associated retail and leisure developments, all requiring air conditioning. Given sensitivity to noise for such inner city projects, our proven low noise, low energy Turbomiser is an extremely attractive solution.”

The company has recently developed an ultra-low noise version of its already-quiet Turbomiser, capable of operating down to 51dBA at 10m, making it one of the quietest chillers in the world. It features Cool-Therm’s new Hush-Tec technology, which uses noise attenuating towers positioned over each condenser fan, lead-insulated refrigerant discharge lines, and full acoustic encapsulation of compressors.

Ken Strong says: “The sound of birds singing in a field in the countryside is can be louder than the new Hush-Tec-equipped Turbomisers. This is quite an achievement, and lends itself perfectly to inner city high-end residential apartments and office developments where noise is a critical factor.”

Cool-Therm’s new Southern office can be contacted on 01732 321885.

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