SWISS COTTAGE LEISURE CENTRE, CAMDEN
Atlantic Boilers have installed their high efficiency boilers at The Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre, Camden. The Leisure Centre owners, GLL are an innovative staff led ’Leisure Trust’, which manages more than sixty five public leisure centres within the M25 area. Swiss Cottage opened its doors in 2006 and encourages local people to embrace the "Olympic Spirit" and use the state-of-the-art facilities to improve their health and well-being. The Centre has been recognised by Time Out as the "Best Leisure Centre" in London, calling it "a gem in both sporting and architectural terms" in 2008.
GLL has a high achievement policy on environment and energy. Part of this plan is an energy generation plant which serves a variety of requirements including a competition pool, a learner pool, various air handling plants and domestic hot water.
The plant is an ENER-G Combined Heat & Power Plant which is backed up by three Atlantic NA-R 1160kW boilers gas-fired by Dunphy modulating burners. These three boilers give efficiencies from 83% to 85% across the modulating range - against a flow temperature of 80°C.
Briggs and Forrester, the installers, selected this package as a 'best buy' balance between economy and energy conservation. Swiss Cottage is run by a not-for-profit organisation and the low purchase cost of £8000 + vat each enabled them to keep within tight budgets. THE NA-R is available from 60kW to 3000kW as a high efficiency boiler. It is also available as a condensing boiler in the same range.