Hounsfield Boilers helps Heat Sustainable Hotel

As published in Oil Installer, February 2024

Hounsfield Boilers help heat sustainable hotel Bronllys Hall

Hounsfield Boilers help heat sustainable hotel Bronllys Hall in Powys, Wales

Hounsfield Boilers helps heat sustainable hotel

An 18th Century manor house is being redeveloped as a sustainable hotel and event venue and will be heated by a Hounsfield HVO-ready oil boiler.

Bronllys Hall is set in amongst the stunning landscape of a National Park in Powys, Wales. The venue will become a five-star boutique hotel with 40 ensuite bedrooms, and an entertainment venue. The building has been designed to be a low-to-zero carbon business and will be powered by a combination of solar, batteries and wind. The hall will be heated by HVO via Hounsfield Boilers Tuscan external HVO boiler, which has just been installed on site.

Sustainability, efficiency, reliability

Hughes Architects, the company overseeing the project, knew there was a lot of space to heat and that it needed to be heated in a sustainable, efficient, and reliable way, so turned to one of the UK’s HVO pioneers, Andrew Hounsfield.

Doug Hughes, Principal Architect and MD of Hughes Architects said: “Hounsfield’s leading HVO technology enables HVO heating to work at a high capacity and be trusted to keep guests cosy during their stay. HVO is a highly effective way to solve the difficult issue of decarbonising heating and to deliver on our commitment to being sustainable and fits in perfectly with the ethos at Bronllys Hall. That aspiration is to showcase the best of British sustainable and renewable systems and technologies.”

The Hounsfield Tuscan external boiler has a full load efficiency of 96-97%, with an ERP rating of ‘A’. The boiler is housed in a tough weather-proof case with a 20 to 25kW output. Inside, the boiler has all the high-quality features found inside Hounsfield’s award-winning boilers.

An exciting project

Andrew Hounsfield added: “Bronllys Hall is an exciting project to be involved with. The range of sustainable technology being installed at Bronllys is inspiring especially as it’s set within such an historic building.”

“I am also very proud that the pioneering work we have developed with HVO fuels has been recognised, and that we are part of this wonderful project.”

Bronllys Hall is set to become a top hotel, plus venue for events and conferences. The Hall is also intended as a showcase for UK homegrown cleantech innovation, whilst also giving confidence to commercial building owners and developers to seek and install renewable and sustainable integrated systems.

The HVO fuel will be provided by Oil4Wales from its depot, which is just three miles from Bronllys Hall, further helping sustainability by reducing fuel transportation miles.

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