Case study – SPC Metropolitan trench heaters at The Grand Hotel & Spa, York

SPC Metropolitan Trench Heaters

Trench heaters that complement any architectural design….


The project:

One of Yorkshire’s most prestigious 5 star hotels has undergone an impressive £15 million development project. The work includes a new 140 seater Pavilion restaurant, additional spa treatment and guest bedrooms and remodelling of existing bedrooms.

Much of the hotel is a Grade II listed building, meaning all work had to be sympathetic in design. This was perfectly translated by the team working on the project lead by construction company TW Construct and architects McKenzie Wheeler.

Phillips Page Associates (PPA) were commissioned as the M/E Consulting Engineers, working closely with the design team to deliver the outstanding results expected of such a luxurious hotel. They chose SPC as the supplier of the trench heaters that sit beneath the floor to ceiling windows in the new 140 seater Pavilion restaurant.

The product:

As the grilles are the only visible part of the trench heater, the interior designer chose a colour that blended in with the flooring and other finishes. The Anolok anodised colour option was chosen from SPC extensive grille range.

The technology:

SPC Metropolitan trench heaters were installed beneath floor to ceiling windows within the Pavilion restaurant to unobtrusively eliminate draughts and enhance comfort.

Cool air drops into the trench and passes through the coil/heat exchanger, picking up heat and rising over the window. This warmed air helps eliminate draughts, circulating around the room before it cools and falls to the floor.

Powered units can be specified when enhanced heat outputs are required. Low power fans are whisper quiet in operation and use EC/DC technology for enhanced controllability and energy efficiency.

The benefits:

  • Made in Leicester in the UK
  • Independently tested to BS EN 16430
  • High output powered and natural units
  • EC/ED motor technology for energy efficiency
  • Suitable for installation in screeded or suspended floors
  • Bespoke widths, heights and lengths available on request
  • Extensive range of grille and trim finishes
  • Corner kits with angled sections and mitred corner grilles available

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