Kaye’s Academy (formerly Kaye’s First & Nursery School) is
a village school in the former mining village of Clayton West close to the towns
of Huddersfield, Barnsley and Wakefield. Around 170 pupils attend the school at
any one time and the school buildings are old but in good condition.
The school needed a new cascade gas fired boiler system to
serve the school’s heating and hot water demands, as the existing ageing boiler
plant had been recommended for life cycle replacement. Following a successful
competitive tender stage, Evotech was awarded the project.
of works provided
Mechanical works comprised boiler installation, adaptation
to main header distribution pipework, condensate discharge pipework and
modification of the existing flue system. Electrical works included
modification of the existing boiler power supplies, BMS control interfaces and
The new boilers were designed to integrate with the existing
Trend control system, and the existing low temperature hot water (LTWH)
distribution system serving the school was assessed to verify the required
heating load of the new boiler plant.
Prior to any strip out works commencing, the services of a
specialist asbestos removal contractor was employed to remove asbestos
insulation residue that had been detected on the plantroom walls. The walls
were then encapsulated upon completion of the removal works to make the area
safe for future use.
The project needed to be completed during the 2022 summer
holiday period, and so a detailed project programme was produced that identified
project milestones so that the activities of sub-contractors could be
successfully co-ordinated, ensuring the completion of works both on time and
The new boiler system is reliable, and its modular design
proved peace of mind over system availability. The seasonal efficiency of the
new boilers is 97.58%, ensuring that the school enjoys significantly reduced energy
consumption and operational savings whilst reducing carbon emissions. The new
boilers have a projected life cycle of 15+ years.