Situated in Bury, Greater Manchester, Killelea Care Home is a newly built high-dependency care home providing individual en suite rooms and support for up to 36 residents. The centre supports a variety of needs, from elderly care to those with physical difficulties, sensory impairments, mental disability or dementia.
The facility also includes an intermediate care facility providing therapy and treatment for adults. Four rehabilitation flats, with updated equipment and assistive technology, are available for people who no longer need to be in hospital but require intensive rehabilitation before going home. Amongst the centres amenities is a commercial kitchen, plus a bistro café, hairdresser’s and a small shop are planned.
A well designed and reliable heating and hot water system is paramount to care facilities such as Killelea, where the comfort and wellbeing of the residents typically require above average levels of heating year round.
For the heating and hot water system, Adveco Ltd. supplied a TOTEM T10 m-CHP, a micro-cogenerator with certified high efficiency and ultra-low emissions and a 1000-litre Adveco MSS buffer vessel. Together these serve to pre-heat the building water as part of the care home’s heating and domestic hot water (DHW) system.
Designed by Bury MBC Architects Department with consultants DBD Ltd., the system was installed by C.M. Oxendale Ltd. of Blackburn,
Built around the TOTEM, the system has been designed to deliver lasting cogeneration efficiency and performance, maximising the customer’s return on investment in a highly reliable system. All components of the appliance are fully replaceable to ensure that the TOTEM has no fixed lifetime, and with its automatic self-change oil system, the maintenance demand on the engine is reduced without compromising the machine’s performance.
Councillor Andrea Simpson, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “This is a fantastic scheme to meet the demands of a growing elderly population who will rely more and more on intermediate care services. The new Killelea will provide care and support for vulnerable people with the emphasis on increasing people’s independence to live on their own for longer. These new facilities will provide up-to-date approaches to reablement, focusing on independence.”
By using cogeneration at the core of the heating and hot water installation, the energy efficiency of the building is maximised in a practical and cost-effective manner while meeting the continual energy demand for water and heating.
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