UHI Portree - Case Study
Mechanical & Plumbing Installation
The University of the Highlands and Islands contracted Morgan Sindall to refurb, alter and extend the West Highland College campus in Portree. Korrie supplied and installed the mechanical services after carrying out a value engineering exercise in order to reduce the capital cost and satisfy the budget requirements.
The completed building has facilities for training in construction, cooking, hairdressing, computing and IT. lecture rooms, meeting rooms and a learning resource centre were also created for use by the wide range of college visitors.
Korrie designed and built a biomass cabin off-site.
The larch clad biomass unit houses 2 Herz biomass boilers and an internal wood pellet fuel silo. Underground heating pipework was used to export the LTHW heating produced by the biomass boiler into the building. A plate heat exchanger was used to seperate the external biomass system from the internal LTHW system.
5 independently metered heating circuits were installed within the building to enable the college to control and monitor the energy used through each circuit. This level of control and monitoring satisfied the requirements of BREEAM.
Further environmental benefits were also achieved through the use of passive infrared water solenoid valves to the toilet areas. The mechanical and plumbing services also included mechanical supply and extract ventilation, automatic controls, sanitaryware and above ground drainage.