Pins is making bowling cool again – we’re keeping their kitchens ventilated!

Pins Social Club is opening in 2020, and is a jaw-dropping addition to the city’s social scene. Combining bowling, pool and shuffleboard with amazing food and one of the longest bars in the city, it has turned an old warehouse on Duke St into one of the best venues in the city.

Turning an abandoned warehouse being used as a car park into something as cool as Pins is a challenging design problem, and those challenges extended to the ventilation system.

Extracting air from the kitchens meant a complex vent system over 3 floors to the roof, without disrupting the planned roof garden.

We designed, manufactured, and installed a bespoke 6metre Kitchen Canopy with custom duct work onto the terrace. We had the duct work sprayed to match the building’s exterior finish to look aesthetically pleasing.

  • Fully functional professional kitchen serving great food!

Project delivered on time and in budget.

Full air conditioning system in a listed building

Epic Hotels run some of Liverpool’s best hotels and apartments. Based in in Liverpool city centre, the company’s portfolio includes high-end apartments and hotel across the city, including the gorgeous Seel St Hotel.

When the company wanted to add 22 new apartments to their offering, they found ideal premises on Duke St. In keeping with all Epic Hotels venues, the building was unique and characterful – which often presents engineering challenges to implement the extremely high level of services that they demand.

In this particular case, the challenge to fully air condition 22 new apartments in a newly acquired grade 2 listed building was not insignificant!

We worked with designers to come up with a installation that both suited Epic Hotels requirements and satisfied the stringent building regulations that apply to grade 2 listed building.

We installed 22 split air conditioning systems working around the clock to meet the deadline that the schedule demanded if the aparthotel was to open as planned. We manufactured a bespoke suspended steel platform to allow all condensing units to be fitted to the exterior of building in accordance with grade 2 listed regulations.

  • Full project plan to solve a tricky engineering problem
  • Installed and operational as scheduled for hotel opening

Full air conditioning in every apartment in a listed city centre building

Food Court Ventilation System for major shopping centre

With more than 100 retailers and food outlets. St Johns is the largest shopping centre in Liverpool. It was built in 1969 and is a familiar site to anyone who visits Liverpool city centre! One of the main areas in the centre is the food court, which needs to be ventilated, but the elderly ventilation system was not in the best condition. Increasing numbers of breakdowns, damage to the ducting, and growing maintenance costs were causing real issues for the vendors in the food court, who were losing income every time the ventilation system was down.

St Johns decided that it would be more cost effective to replace the ventilation system than keep struggling with the old system, and approached us for a proposal. Replacement of the system was high priority as some of their big name tenants are based in the food court, which added complexity to the project as we needed to minimise down-time for these outlets.

We designed, manufactured, and installed a brand new, bespoke ventilation system to the food court. New ductwork was repositioned to improve air flow, which is a critical factor in ventilation installation and can often be overlooked. Better airflow means less pressure on other parts of the system (like ventilation fans), and can drastically improve system efficiency – which means lower running costs! Our installation team worked hard to avoid any further cosmetic damage, and the system was installed during night shifts to keep disruption to the centre to a minimum. The whole project was installed, tested and commissioned in just a little over three weeks, which is impressive for this sort of job!

  • Out of hours installation work to avoid lost trading time.
  • Custom designed system which not only works better, it also looks better!

20% improvement in ventilation running costs

Improved trading conditions for tenants

Following a tender process, Everkool was appointed in August 2014 to supply and install a new air conditioning system to the Beatles Story, consisting of 17 A/C units, into a Grade II listed building in the Albert Dock.

Method statements and risk assessments were supplied and site visits, prior to the installation, identified any additional considerations to be integrated into the project plan and schedule. As an example, traffic control measures were put in place to ensure the safety of the general public whilst unloading the VRF condensers.

The project required additional building, electrical and ventilation works to be undertaken. Everkool used its trusted sub-contractor partners to complete the works, with Everkool maintaining main contractor status.

A timeframe of 14 days was stipulated for the works to be completed. We delivered the installation in full, within 11 days, to the agreed budget and the immense satisfaction of the Client.

Servicing and maintenance

Everkool is now contracted to service and maintain the air conditioning units at The Beatles Story on an annual contract. We also have a service and maintenance agreement with Merseytravel which covers the refrigeration equipment at the Fab Four Cafes, Pier Head and in the Albert Dock.

We are continuing to provide on-going work to Merseytravel, as a direct result of satisfaction with our delivered works, and look forward to continuing the strong relationship for years to come.



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