The summer of 2015 saw Andrews Air Conditioning undertake a complete replacement of ageing R22 air conditioning systems within The Valley’s West Stand for Charlton Athletic Football Club. Having gradually deteriorated over many years of use, Charlton decided to replace their outdated systems with modern alternatives in order to benefit from greater efficiency, lower running costs and enhanced environmental credentials.
In order to provide the most cost-effective solution, we liaised directly with the client and their professional advisors as well as analysing the diverse applications including hospitality suites, office space and dining areas.
A series of Mitsubishi Electric VRV ‘above-ceiling’ units was selected in conjunction with heat recovery ventilation to temper incoming air. This improved overall energy-efficiency and provided individual room control for heating and cooling, coupled to a centralised master controller. Prior to the changeover, our technicians safely removed all existing, ageing air conditioning units. The replacement equipment was then installed in its place, offering occupants a cheaper, flexible and more dependable alternative to the original arrangement.
Our understanding of the football club’s day-to-day operations enabled us to deliver a viable solution in the face of an extremely tight time schedule. Consequently, we are able to announce that the stadium’s premier stand is now equipped with high quality, environmentally responsible air conditioning – offering a far greater level of cooling than was previously available. Future adaptations can also be made should the required capacities change, underlining our commitment to providing long-term, sustainable solutions.