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BCS Electrics keeps students powered up in university refit

BCS Electrics were called upon to update an outdated cooling system in an iconic Leeds building, without disrupting day-to-day operations.


University of Leeds’ Brotherton Library holds some of the UK’s rarest and books and manuscripts and is one of the most widely used of the University’s libraries. This mean that when the old and inefficient BMS Control Panel needed replaced it had to be done without disrupting the quiet and much-needed workspace for students studying for end of year exams.

As an approved contractor working for the Facilities and Estates Department on this £112k project.

Ever adaptable and accommodating, we took this project on knowing it would be out of hours and weekend work which slotted in around the student calendar. Working in the basement, we removed the 15 year-old system with no disruption and the installed a state-of-the-art 6ft control system over the course of one weekend. Approaching it in this way meant no loss of heating or ventilation supply for students or staff.

Key highlights:

* Worked to the Health and Safety standards set University’s Facilities Department

* Installed system brings fuel efficiencies and energy savings on bills

* Project value £112k

* The new control panel brings the library in line with the current Health & Safety legislation.