Client: Liverpool St Helens Football Club, the world’s first open Rugby Club founded in 1857 and plays host to many weekly fixtures.
Findings from Site Visit
Our Director of Business Solutions Mark Stephenson, visited the premises to meet with the President and Club Secretary to understand more about their requirements.
The sporting facility of the club is used twice weekly for training purposes and league fixtures, this is when most of the hot water is required to heat the shower areas / changing room facilities.
The club house also has a licensed bar and function room that is available to members of the public who wish to hire the venue for private functions, most popular on Friday and Saturday evenings.
The hot water for all areas of the club was being provided by an obsolete hot water storage system, storing a constant supply of hot water at a temperature of 60 degrees, to remove the risks of legionella bacteria forming. This form of hot water heating is not only extremely inefficient but massively expensive for the club to run due to the water being heated 24 hours a day, regardless of whether the club was in fact open.
The perfect solution for our client was to replace the old conventional water storage tanks with 2 x of OKEL’s high energy efficient on demand water heating systems, providing and heating hot water only when required.
Our leading manufacturers commercial condensing water heaters, deliver high thermal efficiencies, producing significant reductions in energy savings and running costs when compared to conventional systems. The heaters are available in both Natural Gas and LPG, we chose LPG for our client as natural gas was not present at the premises.
Funding the Project
Funding the Project
Our client chose to take advantage of one of OKEL’s Green Funding payment plans, enabling costs to be spread over affordable monthly payments. The significant monthly savings made by installing the new high energy efficient water heating systems, meant that the club could offset the savings made against the repayments, enabling the project to fund itself.