Throughout the last year, Ryan has continued to build his experience on large projects by working on a very sizeable project in York at the prestigious Malmaison hotel. Warmaway was tasked with the installation of all the bathroom fittings for the entire building – consisting of 150 rooms across 6 floors and the public areas such as the bars and gym. Additionally, Warmaway installed a plant room below the hotel that now holds two air source heat pumps. These are fundamental to the overall heating system as they help to warm the water in advance of it being directed through four 80kw gas fired water heaters. By having this renewable heating source just before the conventional water heaters, it helps to increase the overall efficiency of the hotel.
York posed a somewhat unique logistical issue because the site has a history of flooding. In previous years, the entire basement has flooded to a depth of two metres. Due to this, another component of our work on-site was to install sewage tanks to prevent future floods from impacting the hotel customers in any way. These came to a combined volume of 30,000 litres, helping to keep the hotel as self-contained as possible.
When Ryan first joined the company, our projects were focused entirely on domestic heating installations and maintenance however we’re extremely proud of the fact that we now regularly cover large-scale commercial projects too.
The training and education of younger generations has helped us to grow as a business and get to where we are today, so we intend to continue this moving forwards. At the previously mentioned Malmaison site, we currently have a 16-year-old who is undertaking his work experience whilst attending Leeds college of building. If Louie follows in the same shoes as Ryan then we’re extremely confident that he’ll become a huge asset to our team!