JM Renewable Solutions (JMRS), situated in Bodelwyddan, North Wales, has recently won a number of awards, including the highly commended Renewable Heat Installer (RHI) installer of the year, and overall winner of the project of the year (COMMERCIAL AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP INSTALLATION) with a value up to £250,000 at the 2019 Welsh Energy Efficiency Awards, held in Cardiff.
This category was the most prestigious of the event with the highest number of entering companies.
The award was for work carried out in renovation of the old Meliden goods yard near Prestatyn.
The company was awarded the contract by WD Stant Ltd on behalf of Grwp Cynefin housing association to manage and install all mechanical, electrical and renewable aspects (COMMERCIAL AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP) of the project.
This project is unique due to the long-standing history of the building and the pivotal role it has played in the local community throughout the years.
The Grade 2 listed old Meliden Goods railway shed has been transformed into a community hub with a café, restaurant, heritage centre, bike hire facility, allotments, business units and more. The café will seat 48 inside with an additional 50 seats outside, looking out over the Irish sea. The installation will consist of full electrics, security system, fire alarm, plumbing, underfloor heating, fan-assisted radiators, hot water and a Mitsubishi 14KW air source heat pump (COMMERCIAL AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP).
JMRS were appointed based on their superior knowledge, expertise, experience and competitiveness demonstrated throughout the tendering stage. During the project, JMRS were actively involved in the final decision-making process. Their informative insight and expertise were crucial for the final design phase; aiding GC to achieve their environmental and economic goals for the project.
The new community centre will help support the local retirement settlement of Meliden and other neighbouring towns such as Dyserth and Prestatyn. In particular, the Goodsyard will help combat some serious issues facing the elderly community, such as loneliness and social isolation. According to Age UK, loneliness and social isolation has been categorised as one of the biggest problems facing elderly people in local communities, research shows it can lead to serious mental health illnesses including depression, anxiety as well as triggering the development of dementia.
Another added benefit is that the community centre will be a valued asset for 60,000 people- walkers, cyclists and families- who use the walkway every year, making the building a tourist facility too. The community centre will be home to a number of local businesses as 5nr business units/ offices have been built alongside the building. Artisans will also benefit by having a showcase for their goods, providing support for the local economy and a much-need outlet for micro-businesses.
“We were privileged to have been chosen for this project,” said Ben Musgrave, a director of JM Renewable Solutions.
“We have been able to work closely with our clients, architects, builders and other associate trades, and look forward to seeing the benefit it will bring to the local community and tourism as a whole in the area.”