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Radisson upgrade makes room for Toshiba VRF

UK: Toshiba has supplied VRF air conditioning to the Park Inn by Radisson Manchester City Centre hotel as a part of a multi-million pound nationwide refurbishment programme.

Bolton-based Modern Project Services (NW) Ltd installed the Toshiba Super Heat Recovery Multi (SHRMe) VRF system on the upper three floors of the building, while remaining floors continued to operate as normal.

Guest rooms are served by Toshiba concealed ducted-indoor units, linked to TouchScreen controllers and interfacing with the building management system via a Toshiba connection module. TouchScreen wall controllers were chosen as they are easy to operate by guests, and can be completely sanitised between occupations.

Some 132 of the hotel’s 252 rooms and suites have been upgraded so far, with the remainder, plus reception, restaurant, bar and leisure facilities, to follow in phase ll next year.

“The main challenge was to accommodate the condensing units on the roof space,” said Dean Rodgers, director of Modern Project Services (NW) Ltd. “As the lower floors of the hotel continued to operate, the existing system had to be kept running, which meant building support platforms for the new Toshiba outdoor units while ensuring sufficient space around them for access and pipework connections.”

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