Worcester Bosch has recently completed the company’s first installation of Greenstar Heat Interface Units (HIUs) in Northern Ireland.
Installed by Mooney Mechanical Installations, the Greenstar HIUs are an integral part of the heating and hot water system at The Gallery, an exciting new development of 52 one-bedroom and 6 two-bedroom contemporary apartments designed for city living in the heart of Belfast.
They have worked perfectly at The Gallery, which has nine floors of modern, New York/Tokyo inspired living set above a 4,000sqft ground floor space will be occupied by a café-bar with six-metre high floor to ceiling windows and an outdoor seating area.
Located on the busy Dublin Road in the heart of the city, The Gallery provides a contemporary living aesthetic accented by clean lines, reflective surfaces to maximise light with clever functional layout and design integrating services and storage.
The architect’s desire to create clean lines is one of the reasons why the Greenstar HIU range was selected, with the range offering the perfect balance between aesthetics and usability.
From an aesthetics point of view, the Greenstar HIUs avoid the requirement of a flue having to be installed in every apartment, meaning a cleaner exterior finish to the building. It also offers more design freedom internally, with only one central flue system to contend with.
The system has also been designed to be simple to install while the end user enjoys the same level of control they would expect from any gas or oil-fired heating system.
Finally, Greeenstar HIUs make life easier for the landlord. The system provides accurate usage readings from a monitor in the plantroom that allows the landlord to bill tenants for their individual usage.
John Savage, Technical Sales Manager for Worcester Bosch, commented, “Many architects see flues exiting a building as unsightly, so are always trying to find other solutions that will allow them to maintain
the clean lines of the building they have designed. It also gives them more design freedom internally.
“We have had a lot of interest from architects and, following the success of The Gallery, we expect more and more to opt for our Heat Interface Units. Just as importantly, they are easy to install and even easier to use, while landlords love the monitoring function.
“With an increased focus on district heating and centralised plant rooms, the Greenstar HIU ticks all the right boxes. We are set to bring out an improved version next year which will enhance all these great features even further.”
PRODUCT: Greenstar Heat Interface Units
T: Ray McClay on (NI) 07767 432 567 or (RoI) 0044 7767 432 567, John Savage on (NI) 07790 489573 or Shane Smith (RoI) on 087 684 7158 or visit www.worcester-bosch.co.uk
Mooney Mechanical Installations
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