Case study

McCarthy and Stone Retirement Homes, St Albans/Southsea, United Kingdom

McCarthy and Stone Retirement Homes

Project Facts

St Albans/Southsea, United Kingdom
Health Care
Multilayer Pipe Systems, Port
Completion: 2017

Uponor Involvement

Combi Port Units (HIU’s), MLC Risers, MLC commercial plumbing , Q&E tapwater connections

Uponor UK supplied an integrated solution of Heat Interface Units (HIU’s), MLC commercial plumbing and Q&E
tapwater connections in two McCarthy and Stone retirement homes within St Albans and Southsea.

Designed, specifi ed and installed by GP Plumbing to McCarthy & Stone’s requirements (client), the HIU’s will help deliver
maximum energy effi ciency from the four 150kW and three 120kW gas boilers installed as a central plant. This in turn, will
assist McCarthy & Stone in achieving its objectives of maximising comfort for residents while minimising operational costs and
service charges.

Working in collaboration with McCarthy and Stone’s energy consultants, the building was designed to enhance energy
effi ciency. The well-insulated airtight building fabric and a mechanical ventilation system with heat recovery ensures optimal
comfort across all one and two bedroom apartments.
The HIU units were supplied customised to the requirements of each project, with isolation valves situated at the top of the unit
ready for connection to the centralised plant heating network.

“In addition to providing robust quality and effi cient performance, the Uponor HIUs also offer excellent design values, a smart
metal frame and top connections to avoid the need for additional pipework. This gives the Uponor HIU a great appearance and
excellent customised performance."

Matt Long, GP Plumbing

Project Information

Project Information

United Kingdom
Project Type
New building
Building Type
Health Care
Product lines
MLC, Others



McCarthy and Stone

GP Plumbing

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