Case Study Radisson Red Hotel, London Heathrow July 2022
In 2020, following a £16.5 Million pound renovation, Radisson Hotel Group re-branded the Park Inn Hotel to its first dual branded property at London Heathrow airport, Radisson Red/Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre. This included an extensive upgrade of the Trend 963 to IQ vision BMS, NDA Consulting were instrumental in delivering a successful BMS upgrade, on time and within the pre-determined budgets.
The Radisson Red Heathrow is a 894 bedroom hotel and conference centre located in the heart of the World’s busiest international airport. When the Radisson Hotel Group set out to renovate & rebrand the hotel, energy and operational efficiencies were as high on their agenda as optimising the guest experience.
The hotel is a 24/7 operation that hosts and caters for air crew, travellers, conference delegates and special events such as training and product launches for many global brands.
The building features a Combined Heat and Power generator, heat recovery plant and ventilation & air conditioning to all areas and bedrooms. Matching building services to assigned loads was one of the challenges of the controls upgrade to the existing plant.
NDA Consulting Limited were engaged at an early stage of the planning process to work with the hotel operations team, mechanical & electrical engineers and designers of the new spaces with the brief to:
Delight the guests with a comfortable and relaxing environment
Optimise plant operation and maintenance efficiency
Maximise energy efficiencies and heat recovery
The work carried out included:
A full site condition report and energy consumption analysis
Energy saving prediction and RoI calculations
Preparation of Employers Requirements Specification
Technical Support of the Tender process and bid evaluation
Technical supervision of the project
The project consisted of the supply and configuration of a Trend BeMS with IQ Vision communicating over the hotel’s IT data network. Much of the existing plant and controls equipment was reused and new control cabinets supplied only in areas were standards or condition warranted replacement. The project was delivered by Syscom Building Management Systems Ltd while the hotel remained live and operational. The need for temporary power supplies and continued operation ensured minimum disruption to the guest experience.
The system incorporated demand-based technologies including CO2 sensing to conference areas, occupancy interface to the hotel room booking system, and local user adjustment interfaces. Heat rejection for the CHP plant is maximised and boiler back-up routines configured for peak and failure support.
The early engagement of NDA Consulting Ltd. paid dividends for the smooth delivery of the project. The thorough design & specification ahead of implementation avoided surprises in the budget & project timeline.