The new Nottingham Belfry Hotel is the first hotel operated by The QHotels Group to be fitted with Powrmatic Vision 2.3 condenserless heat pump air conditioners. The project has taken advantage of the ease and speed of installation of the Vision 2.3 to ensure there was no downtime of the rooms.
Set in a glass-walled building in Nottingham Business Park, the Nottingham Belfry is an ultra-modern, 120-room conference hotel that boasts stylish contemporary interiors in both public spaces and its rooms. It was therefore important that the air conditioning should complement the decor internally and externally.
This was facilitated by the packaged design of the Vision 2.3, which requires no outdoor units – thereby also ensuring no interference with the clean lines of the hotel’s facades. Internally, the slim profile of the units is the perfect complement to the room decor, combined with low noise levels that ensure non-intrusive performance.
“The Vision 2.3 is the perfect solution for our hotels,” explained Rob Reeves, M&E consultant for QHotels. “We installed 45 units in under two weeks while still having the rooms occupied. They look great, were simple to install and extremely quiet – which allows our guests to have a peaceful and comfortable night’s sleep.”
The first phase of the installation by Clover Technical Solutions involved fitting Vision 2.3 units at low level in 45 rooms. The fast-track project was carried out over a two-week period between 10am and 4pm to ensure the rooms remained in use throughout.
In addition to ensuring the comfort of its guests, QHotels will benefit from Vision 2.3’s ErP-compliant energy efficiency in both heating and cooling modes, reducing the group’s energy costs and carbon emissions.
The Vision 2.3 units will be rolled out to the remaining rooms in the Nottingham Belfry as well as to other QHotels during a three-year refit programme. Where existing wet heating systems are being replaced, these will use the Vision 2.3 low temperature hot water model.