Lincolnshire Gateway Success For Elta Fans


The exceptional low noise performance of Quietflow centrifugal box fans was a predominant factor in securing prestigious ventilation contracts for Elta Fans Building Services Division in two, eight storey student accommodation blocks at the University of Lincoln.

The £28 million student accommodation scheme called ‘The Gateway’, has provided 458 apartments and retail, restaurant and office spaces in Block A and an eight storey building, Block B, will accommodate 77 student apartments.

Elta Fans, Senior Technical Sales Engineer, Toby Worrall said: “The design schedule for these contracts stressed the importance of a number of factors, including noise and optimised performance capabilities through the provision of DCV control.”

Elta Group’s Product Marketing Manager, Nygel Humphrey added: “Also important in the schedule was the ability of the ventilation system to provide speed control and fault monitoring for the customer’s Building Management System. It was clear that the DCV enabled Quietflow range was the optimum solution”.

Toby Worrall continue: “The lead time on the project was also tight, however our longstanding commitment to stock with the Elta Select range – which includes the Quietflow products, meant we were able to fulfil the order in line with the customer’s timeline.”

Commenting for the main contractor, Ambivent, design manager, Steve Thornton said: “Elta Fans Building Services were chosen because of their ability to meet our strict delivery schedule and for the fans to meet the specific specification and budget requirements.”

The two ventilation contracts for Elta Fans, placed by distributer, JA Glover Limited on behalf of Mechanical Services, Ambivent Limited amounted to a combined value of more than £47,000, with the internal roof fan system in Block A valued at £27,500 and the external roof fan system in Block B worth just short of £20,000.