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.
Everkool is a longstanding and trusted partner of Signature Living Hotels.
We have undertaken a number of one-off systems installations for, and on behalf of, the Client and have a number of servicing and maintenance contracts in place across their estate portfolio.
Our installations include air conditioning and heat recovery systems, air handling units and a variety of refrigeration solutions; our servicing and maintenance contracts cover each of the installations.
We have selected the work we have undertaken in the prestigious 30 James Street as a reference point.
30 James Street – ‘Home of the Titanic’
We were required to specify, supply & install new air conditioning and heat recovery systems (97 AC units & 6 fresh air extract systems) as part of a complex full refurbishment of the Grade II listed building into a 63-bed boutique hotel.
The installation, planned and project managed personally by Craig Greenwood, was delivered to the Client agreed specification, within the agreed timeframe and to the stipulated budget.
As a direct result of the Client’s satisfaction with the installation works, Everkool were awarded the contract to service and maintain the equipment – in addition to existing contracts with other Signature Living buildings.
“Our projects need trusted contractors, which is why we continually call upon Everkool. All work is completed on time, within budget & to our exacting requirements.”
David Hailwood, Signature Living
Viva Brazil is an award winning, authentic, Brazilian-style steakhouse in Liverpool. Everkool is contracted to provide servicing and maintenance to the 6 air conditioning and 16 refrigeration units within the restaurant.
As with every one of our Clients, we have a proven methodology to ensure we deliver a first-class and reliable service and are able to respond quickly to any urgent call-outs should any of the equipment develop a fault or a breakdown.
A fast response is essential for this Client, due to the nature of the business – equipment failure could damage the dining experience, the restaurant’s reputation and lead to substantial waste of foodstuff supplies.
The Servicing and Maintenance contract details the specification and precise nature of the works to be undertaken during each visit, together with the agreed service intervals. We maintain an electronic asset register on behalf of the Client, detailing make, model, serial numbers, full service history and the next scheduled service.
Viva Brazil are so delighted at the high quality of the work we provide and our responsiveness that their sister company, has actively commenced a programme of referral marketing on our behalf resulting in our acquisition of contracts with Red Hot Buffet in Liverpool and Manchester.
”Everkool are our provider of choice for all servicing and maintenance within our restaurants. We’ve recommended them to numerous fellow venues resulting in them gaining additional contracts”
Andy Aldrich, Viva Brazil
The Iliad Group is one of the UK’s leading independent property development organisations. From the Head Office in Stanley Street, Liverpool they manage their comprehensive portfolio of restaurant, delicatessen and retail brands together with their vast suite of student accommodation and premium living spaces in Liverpool and throughout the UK.
Everkool is the Iliad Group’s chosen supplier to service and maintain the Head Office, the restaurant, delicatessen and retail portfolio providing support in the areas of air conditioning, refrigeration and HVAC.
Everkool has worked with the Iliad Group since 2008 and is currently contracted to provide scheduled servicing, maintenance together with out-of-hours support if the need arises.
Our maintenance and servicing contract covers the following sites:
“Throughout our seven-years of working together Everkool has never failed to do anything other than impress us with their responsive service, product knowledge and insightful advice .”
Theo Tsiolas , The Iliad Group
‘Shankly’ is a name proudly associated with the city of Liverpool, with Liverpool FC and now with Everkool.
The latest in our long-standing relationship with the Signature Living Group, and just one of many prestigious projects we’ve been commissioned to work on in recent years, The Shankly Hotel is a tribute to one of football’s greatest managers Bill Shankly.
Currently offering spacious accommodation in the form of 83 luxurious rooms and suites filled with unseen memorabilia rooms, a trendy bar and a 150-cover restaurant, the landmark hotel will go a stage further in Spring 2016 when phase two is completed.
Phase two will include a rooftop bar and restaurant, infinity swimming pool, conference facilities and 100ft slide which will be used to raise money for charity.
Our extensive works on Phase One of the project, undertaken between February 2015 and its grand opening on 15th August 2015, covered the majority of the building inside and outside and from the roof downwards and involved the full range of air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration services.
Having previously worked together on numerous occasions, the Everkool team, other contractors and the Client were already familiar with the working practices and processes – a contributory factor in the early completion of the project – a £20million project which was anticipated to take 14 months but was actually completed within six months.
As an accredited installer and Business Solutions Partner with Mitsubishi Electric we receive frequent technical training and support on the latest technologies and initiatives, insight which enables us to specify the best possible equipment to meet the needs and budgets of our Clients.
For The Shankly we recommended Mitsubishi Electric’s City Multi Range, Mitsubishi Electrics’s equivalent to large scale VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) applications. The City Multi range is widely acclaimed across the sector and recognised for its substantial increase in seasonal energy efficiency, low running costs and reduced CO2 emissions.
Its flexibility, with up to 50 indoor units can be connected from just 1 outdoor unit, was also a factor as we look ahead to the next stages of The Shankly’s development. A total of 12 City Range systems and accompanying ductwork were installed.
Mitsubishi Electric indoor fan coil units were custom sprayed to match the Client’s chosen colour scheme and blend seamlessly into the rooms and suites, with each treated with Blygold’s anti-corrosion coating to ensure optimum performance and to maximise its lifecycle.
To date 75 fan coils have been installed, with a further 45 scheduled.
Renowned locally amongst Liverpool’s bars and restaurants for our refrigeration expertise, we also supplied and installed the equipment to ensure the stock of food and drinks for the Hotel’s numerous bars and Bastion restaurant is kept at the optimum temperatures. This included the cellar cooling system, the walk-in fridge and freezers, the bar fridges and ice machines
In addition to the core air conditioning works, we supplied and installed 60 extraction systems into the toilets together with the associated ductworks, as well as fire dampers throughout the Hotel.
“It’s no coincidence that we work with Everkool on our most prestigious projects. Craig and his team are meticulous in their attention to detail, which complements the way we work and what we look for from a trusted partner.”
Dave Hailwood, Site Foreman, Signature Living (The Shankly Hotel)
When Liverpool’s “Blind Tiger” finally opened its doors on 13th June 2015 it marked the end of a magical transformation of number 71 Seel Street and the next stage in its remarkable history.
The site of a former Kung Fu School, which was derelict when Blind Tiger’s celebrated Creative Director Peter Kane initially received the keys in summer 2014, the basement of 71 Seel Street is now unrecognisable from its previous state – with brickwork restored to its former glory and a strong palette of rich colour, pattern and texture throughout, the ideal location for an Asian style speakeasy and cocktail destination.
With a proven track record and an enviable reputation of specifying, installing and maintaining air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration systems to Liverpool’s bars, clubs, restaurants and hotels, Everkool were delighted to be asked to work on the restoration.
Working hand-in-hand with the Client, their architects, appointed quantity surveyors and Liverpool City Council we utilised our product expertise and leveraged our established manufacturer partnerships to select a range of equipment to meet the specific requirements of the site – ensuring stock was available and delivered when required and it was procured to meet the best value requirements of the Client.
An accredited installer and Business Solutions Partner with Mitsubishi Electric, we had no hesitation is specifying four of their ceiling cassette air conditioning systems to meet Blind Tiger’s air conditioning needs across the internal basement space which includes a reception, private alcoves, a guest-list entrance and a performance stage.
In addition to the air-conditioning we played a critical role in the very heart of Blind Tiger, its kitchen, with the installation of fresh air and extract systems to the outside of the building (and the toilets!), supply and install of stainless steel canopy hoods, backing sheets and finally a J&E Hall Cellar Cooling system.
“Projects like this are what we at Everkool are renowned for, so we were naturally delighted to be able to work with the team at Blind Tiger to complete the installation. It’s absolutely fantastic to see the building back in use and definitely well worth a visit.” Craig Greenwood, Director, Everkool
Everkool is proud to have completed the latest in our series of projects for Merseytravel. Since our first tender success with Merseytravel in August 2014 we have gone from strength to strength, forging a strong relationship based upon mutual trust and 100% transparency.
The introduction of The EC Ozone Regulation (No. 1005/2009), from 1st January 2015, placed a total ban on all recycled and reclaimed R22 making it impossible for Clients and their contractors to service and maintain air conditioning systems that operate on R22 refrigerants.
After a successful outcome in the tender process, Everkool was appointed by Merseytravel to undertake the the planned programme of replacing all R22 dependent air conditioning units with more efficient units with lower CO2 emissions and lower running costs. During the past 18 months we have completed a number of similar R22 phase out projects for a wide variety of new and existing Clients.
Following site visits to three buildings within the Merseytravel estate, we identified a total of air conditioning 10 units in need of decommissioning and replacement namely;
Birkenhead Bus Station (3)
St. George’s Dock (4)
Huyton Bus Station (3)
For the sake of brevity, we have focused on the works at Birkenhead Bus Station to demonstrate our expertise and professionalism.
Projected managed by Everkool’s Head Engineer Neil McAvoy, and overseen by Craig Greenwood, the project was scheduled to take place over four days with the decommission works commencing on Sunday 23rd August at 08.00.
Health and Safety
The specifics of the site and risks identified during the comprehensive assessment, with use by the general public, dictated the inclusion of traffic management measures within the RAMS proposal.
Our retained advisors, Rawlings, accompanied us during the site visits and attended site periodically throughout the works to ensure the required health and safety measures were, and remained, in situ.
Vehicles arriving at Stand 5 were observed, during the initial site visit, to venture approximately 1 metre into the ‘hard shoulder’ part of the road presenting a potential hazard to drivers, the Everkool team and pedestrians. To mitigate this risk, Stand 5 was closed for the duration, hazard traffic cones were positioned at 2 metre intervals at 1 metre in to the ‘hard shoulder’, warning signage and a 5mph speed limit sign placed in situ and an exclusion zone erected using free-standing pedestrian barriers.
In addition, a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) with an integrated access gate was utilised to enable our team safe access to a working height work of approximately 3.2m, eliminating hazardous manual handling and the secure lowering of the old condenser unit and pipe work to the ground.
Undertaking the works
Wearing full PPE equipment and making full use of the MEWP, the Everkool team fully decommissioned the existing the condenser unit and pipe works from the roof and internal control room.
F-Gas log sheets were completed for each of the condenser units, preparing them for disposal, in line with our Refcom certification, through our retained Environmental Agency-licensed waste carriers.
During days two, three and four our team completed the installation, pressure testing, charging and commissioning of the three new, energy efficient Daikin inverter systems together with interconnecting pipework.
Pipework and associated was basket cages for the units were specified to ensure a perfect aesthetic fit to the outside of the building.
We pre-applied the new coils with a Blygold anti-corrosion coating – proven to stop corrosion, reduce energy consumption and maintain the efficient running of the newly installed equipment.
“Everkool’s planning and attention to detail are key strengths which inspire confidence they can always complete the required works to specification, on time and within budget. Our experience to date has been first class and we look forward to continuing our relationship.”
Rachel Thomas, Merseytravel
For further information on this project, and works undertaken at St. George’s Dock and Huyton Bus Station please contact us on 0151 207 4271.
Everkool has worked with Iliad since 2008, currently providing servicing & maintenance and out-of-hours support to their comprehensive portfolio of restaurant, delicatessen and retail brands.
When Iliad announced their latest venture – a new pizza & pasta restaurant on Bold Street – there was only one choice for their air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration needs. Everkool!
To meet the needs of this high footfall restaurant in one of Liverpool’s most popular foodie destinations , Everkool chose to specify Mitsubishi Electric products – tried and tested within a number of Iliad’s other restaurants and once again the preferred option.
With a capacity approaching 130 covers at any one time, four single split ceiling cassette air conditioning units were required and meticulously installed to provide the optimum levels of climate control.
As a Business Solutions Partner with Mitsubishi Electric we were also able to help Iliad secure affordable financing, via Melsmart.
This enabled the Client to spread the cost of Crust’s air conditioning equipment, installation, servicing & maintenance costs over a number of years – another reason for the continued selection of Everkool as the preferred partner for refits, refurbishments and acquisitions to their ever-expanding portfolio.
Renowned locally by Liverpool’s hospitality sector for our refrigeration expertise, we also sourced, supplied and installed Crust’s cellar cooling system and the walk-in fridge.
Two stainless steel canopy hoods, specified to fit seamlessly with the remaining kitchen aesthetics, and a fresh air extract system were supplied and installed.
A new, independently-owned Italian café located on Castle Street, Pasta Cosa’s owners were recommended to contact Everkool by a fellow specialist contractor.
With an enviable reputation of working with most of Liverpool’s finest eateries, bars and hotels, we seized the opportunity to work with the Pasta Cosa team.
A visit to the site, confirmed the requirements. Mitsubishi Electric’s single split ceiling cassette air conditioning unit was the ideal product to keep staff and clientele working and eating in a comfortable, temperature-controlled environment.
With the install complete, the café opened its doors in February 2016.
The latest in the growing portfolio of apart-hotels, One Arthouse Square is set to be another sterling success for Everkool’s longstanding partner Signature Living.
Situated in the heart of Liverpool’s Ropewalks area, a vibrant, bustling hub of activity with the FACT cinema as a neighbour, the building itself is a prime example of modern architecture and is often regarded as the catalyst for the urban renewal of the area.
Initially an abandoned factory, and more lately the home of NHS Liverpool’s Clinical Commissioning Group, One Arthouse Square’s spectacular multi-stage transformation will see it ultimately house two bars, a restaurant, a 75 unit apart-hotel with plans to turn the basement into a ping-pong hall / bar.
Already completed, open and drawing in crowds the Arthouse Bar, themed around movies from the 20s and 30s, features an extensive cocktail menu, including the Charlie ChapGIN and the Marilyn Monroetini.