The local team worked closely with Antrim Electrical Mechanical (AEM) to design and supply the KICKSPACE® range into the latest famous train from Belmond.
A number of Northern Ireland companies played a central role in the refurbishment, with Mivan carrying out the fit-out and AEM completing the M&E installation.
When AEM required a bespoke heating system for this unique project, they turned to Myson for the solution.
A closer look at KICKSPACE® shows why it proved the perfect fit for the Belmond Grand Hibernian train.
Clever by design, the KICKSPACE® unit (pictured) fits neatly within a plinth unit providing a fresh thinking, innovative heating solution. Where traditional radiators take up precious wall space and restrict design possibilities, the KICKSPACE® heater allows design freedom. It can be designed to be installed horizontally into recessed locations. It works by drawing room air over the heated fins of the unit heat exchanger and projecting warm air back into the room and is available in three different fuel types and control options.
Alun Coulter, Regional Sales Manager at Myson, explained, “These are highly luxurious cabins so the requirement was for something that didn’t take away from the high level of finish in each cabin yet still matched the expectations of passengers in terms of control and comfort.
“As it is ideal for creating a warm and welcoming interior space, KICKSPACE® proved to be the perfect solution. It is normally installed in kitchens but because it is an effective space saver it worked equally well for the Belmond Grand Hibernian.
“It is not every day that you get asked to find a heating solution for a train and certainly not for such a prestigious and iconic name in rail travel. We have such a diverse range of products that we can meet most demands and, once again, we have proved that we can meet the challenge.”
This certainly is a prestigious project for Myson. Belmond operates some of the world’s most famous trains, including the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and Belmond Royal Scotsman.
The new Belmond Grand Hibernian train was transformed from a former Mark III Irish Rail from Irish Rail into elegant cars with interiors reflecting Dublin’s Georgian architecture and the Irish countryside.
A ‘country house on wheels’, each carriage is unique in that it is named after a county on the island of Ireland and has its own colour scheme and carpets which incorporate that county’s traditional tartan.
This ‘shimmering world of indulgence’ is Belmond’s seventh luxury train and offers all-inclusive, all en suite accommodation for up to 40 guests via two, four and six-night itineraries which included visits to Belfast, the Titanic Experience and an opportunity to golf at Royal Portrush. Other destinations included Killarney, Blarney Castle and the Cliffs of Mohar.
T: For more information on Myson, telephone Alun Coulter on (NI) 07766 730 684 or Sean Leonard on (NI) 07766 730 559 or visit www.myson.co.uk