UK: Bradford-based commercial refrigeration and air conditioning specialists Pinder Cooling & Heating has won a trio of hospital contracts, boosting its presence within the UK healthcare sector.
Established in 2016, the company first broke into the healthcare sector in 2018 with a small repair contract. Thanks to newly established relationships and contracts with Pall Mall Medical, Specialist Refurbishment Services and Northern Mechanical Services, the company will now complete maintenance and installation projects within at least 15 hospitals across the UK.
A three-year contract with Pall Mall Medical gives Pinder responsibility for maintaining and repairing internal air conditioning and ventilation units within three private hospitals located in north west England.
The contract with Specialist Refurbishment Services, which is headed up by account manager Paul Hancock, will involve the installation of various new heating, cooling and refrigeration systems within multiple hospitals across the south of England.
Lastly, through Northern Mechanical Services, Pinder will increase the maintenance and repair support provided to Bradford Royal Infirmary and Bradford’s St Luke’s Hospital, where Pinder has recently worked on the refurbishment of Ward 22 and various other air conditioning projects within the Bradford NHS property portfolio.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic hit, the firm has witnessed an increase in demand for the maintenance of air conditioning units. “There’s been a definite increase in demand for maintenance services within the HVAC industry, and I can’t say I am surprised,” said Pinder founder and director Andrew Pinder.
“I hope that as we begin to emerge from lockdown, people continue to recognise the importance of providing clean air within all environments,” he added.