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Toshiba cools Novotel York Centre Hotel extension

Guests at Novotel’s newly extended York Centre Hotel will benefit from Toshiba heat recovery Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) air conditioning.

Toshiba’s SHRM-e VRF system.

Overlooking the banks of the River Foss near York Minster, the Novotel York Centre hotel was recently extended to accommodate high demand from UK and international guests visiting the historic and cultural attractions of the city. The 2,500 square foot extension includes 16 new deluxe rooms and six junior suites, air conditioned by four Toshiba Super Heat Recovery Multi (SHRM-e) VRF systems and additional Super Digital inverter systems. Ducted indoor units to rooms provide high efficiency, low-noise cooling and heating for guests.

The project requirements included energy efficiency, value for money, system reliability and support during the design and development process to meet the client’s performance specification under the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) and BS EN378. 

The project also required a particular focus on low noise operation, in order to deliver a high quality environment for guests. The Toshiba system was easily able to meet this, along with the client’s other performance and environmental requirements.

Andrew Reynolds, who led the design project for Red Engineering Design, commented: “The Toshiba three-pipe heat recovery system is a perfect solution for this kind of application. We received excellent support during the design stage, and worked closely with Toshiba to deliver for our client.”

While end-users benefit from reductions in running costs and enhanced comfort, installers profit from the new wireless commissioning and diagnostics system, which reduces installation time and enables fast two-way data exchange.

Waldemar Belz, Toshiba’s regional specification manager, said: “We worked closely with consultant Red Engineering Design throughout the pre-construction phase and development process on the specification and design of the system. It aligns with the Toshiba air conditioning in the existing hotel building and provides a highly efficient solution with excellent comfort for guests.”


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