Case Study

Notre Dame Catholic College, Liverpool

The Brief

Having previously occupied an old 1860’s ex nunnery, in September 2013 the college moved to a new state of the art building next to Everton Park Sports Centre in Liverpool.

The new build scheme included a full building, hi-tech VRF air-conditioning system by the manufacturer Panasonic.

Although K2 had successfully looked after the previous building’s air-conditioning systems for many years to the complete satisfaction of the maintenance department (including both installations, service and maintenance), the new build came as a PFI style design and build project and so the new air-conditioning installation was carried out by another air-conditioning company associated with the main contractor.

After occupying the new building it was apparent that the new system had a number of issues and wasn’t working correctly. After 18 months of trying to get the matter resolved the college turned to K2.

The Solution

After reviewing the entire system and repairing various leaks and miscellaneous faults the system, for the first time since the college was occupied, the heating and cooling across the entire building worked correctly and efficiently.

K2 are now contracted to look after the complete system on an annual basis, ensuring a comfortable environment for staff and students alike.