Boston United FC installs air conditioning system at Jakemans Community Stadium


Boston United Football Club’s new Jakemans Community Stadium west stand has been equipped with an air conditioning system by Toshiba.

The Super Heat Recovery Multi (SHRM-e) variable refrigerant flow (VRF) solution, installed by Formost Air Conditioning Ltd, will provide indoor comfort for fans and visitors as part of the brand new ground and stadium development.

Facilities at the venue include a banqueting room, lounge, boardroom, community hub and four hospitality suites, all air conditioned with a combination of Toshiba SHRM-e systems linked to the company’s VN heat recovery fresh air ventilation units.

The VN systems harness energy from exhaust air to pre-condition incoming fresh air, integrating with the heat recovery VRF system to create a total building solution. Use of the VN units reduces the cooling and heating load and the overall size of the air conditioning system required, saving energy and reducing capital costs.

“The aim is to give our fans the best ground we can,” said David Newton, Boston United chairman. “Providing a comfortable indoor climate for visitors and their guests is a key part of the experience.”

The Pilgrims’ new stadium is being built to Football League standards with increased capacity of over 5000. It will provide a range of community, sports, education and training programs, plus in due course a sports hall and an all-weather 3G pitch for community use.

“We positioned the outdoor condensing units installed at either end of the new stadium, with plenty of space for connections and access,” said Simon Murphy, who headed the installation for Formost Air Conditioning Ltd. “Toshiba offers a great combination of quality, reliability and competitive pricing. We have been installing Toshiba air conditioning equipment for many years, ever since we were established, and it is a brand we can always trust to perform and do a great job.”

The new Jakemans Community Stadium is part of the area’s wider Quadrant development, which includes housing, a hotel, petrol station, a care home and retail units.

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