Manchester Arndale Boiler Replacement

The Manchester Arndale centre (left) and the plant room (right)Crookes Walker have just completed the replacement of a 9MW boiler installation at Manchester Arndale, giving the shopping centre a new lease of life.

This was done as an “open heart operation” with the system remaining live throughout the work, which entailed replacement of the 23-year old boiler plant including new heat exchanger equipment, pumps, pressurisation plant and critical pressure relief safety equipment.

Revit was extensively utilised to ensure the project was fully coordinated and allow robust methodologies to be put in place. A full 3D model was produced, so minimal modifications were required on site.

The project was completed within nine months, with an approximate value of £1.1m.