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Bath & West pavilion is R32 showpiece

UK: Toshiba Smart cassettes running on lower GWP R32 refrigerant are at the heart of a new air conditioning system at Bath and West Showground’s recently refurbished restaurant. 

The 240-acre venue, home to The Royal Bath & West of England Society, hosts a number of internationally renowned agricultural shows and events throughout the year. Its two-storey restaurant and bar has undergone a £1.2m refurbishment, and can now accommodate up to 850 seated visitors in comfort.

Renamed the Wessex Pavilion, in recognition of the showground’s vice-patronage by the Countess of Wessex, the venue will now host large weddings, awards dinners, black tie events and conferences.

The high-quality cooling solution was installed by Apple Technical Solutions Ltd working with Toshiba sales manager Wayne Dolley. “The venue caters for large volumes of people during major events,” said Apple Technical Solutions MD Sean Marden. “This requires significant cooling and fresh air input to ensure high quality, pleasant conditions are maintained throughout the year.

The system selected consists of 19 Toshiba Super Digital Inverter (SDI) outdoor units connected to Smart cassette indoor units, and six Toshiba VNM fresh air ventilation units with air-to-air heat recovery. It serves the venue’s restaurant, bar area, kitchen and common areas across two floors.

The main contractor on the refurbishment project was Edgar Builders Ltd of Somerton.

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