Air Design Supplies AHUs For Forth Golf Club


At the prestigious Renaissance Club, one of the newest golf courses in Scotland, four innovative air handling units supplied by Air Design are presently recovering heat in the clubhouse.

Air Design, part of the Elta Group of companies, supplied the air handling units to mechanical and electrical engineering contractor, Vaughan Engineering, for use within the newly constructed club house. Three of the units were fitted with high efficiency thermal wheels to recover as much heat as possible from the internal space in order to minimise the heating bills of the private club. AHUs from the Air Design range are technically efficient, combining quality component parts with simplicity of design and construction. The bespoke units provide both heating and cooling for ventilated air and the supplied units incorporate a rotary wheel for heat recovery from the exhausted air.

Another decisive factor in the specification of the Air Design units was their compactness. As is often the case, the plant rooms at the Renaissance Club are limited in size, so space is at a premium. Consultant engineers on the project, Wallace Whittle of Glasgow, specified use of the Air Design units. The golf club and resort, which opened in 2008 in East Lothian, lies between Gullane and North Berwick, just east of Edinburgh. It nestles on 300 acres of the famous golfing coastline of the Firth of Forth, next to the renowned Muirfield golf course in the most historic golfing area in the world.

Tom Doak designed the course, moving very little land but clearing many trees in the construction of the course, whilst leaving others to enhance the beauty and the challenge of it. The design embraces the dunes landscape, typical of links golf and features a combination of wooded and wide-open holes. The land for the golf and lodging development by the Renaissance Club has been leased for 99 years from the Duke of Hamilton’s trust, which still owns the land.