UK: A new state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz retail centre now under construction near Stockport will be air conditioned with Toshiba’s latest three-pipe heat recovery SHRM-e VRF.
On a 10.5 acre site, the development will be the largest Mercedes-Benz facility in the UK, and includes the brand’s largest showroom in Europe, 32 workshop bays and a high-tech body and paint repair facility.
The project is the first in a series of new build schemes planned by Hong Kong-based retail group LSH Auto UK, which currently operates nine Mercedes-Benz dealerships and smart retail centres in the Manchester and Birmingham areas. The main contractor on the project is RG Group with Imtech Engineering Services North responsible for mechanical and electrical services.
The showroom is a double height, open-plan design with adjoining offices, which offers significant potential for heat recovery. Air conditioning will be provided by 18 Toshiba SHRM-e VRF outdoor systems connected to 124 indoor units. In addition, Toshiba cassettes are being installed in administration offices, with the system controlled by four Touchscreen controllers.
The equipment is being supplied by Toshiba distributor Cool Designs Ltd.