The Pinnacles, a student property in Sheffield with a mix of one to five-bedroom apartments, caters for both UK and international students. The large, purpose-built student accommodation overlooking Victoria Quays is just a 10-minute walk from City Campus and the train station.
As the required ongoing programme of maintenance began, a key element was overcoming the problems associated with the existing heating control provision. Issues with students operating the system had not only led to an increase in complaints and maintenance requests but had resulted in an increase in energy consumption due to the heating controls being incorrectly operated.
The Sangamo Choice Plus Tamperproof Electronic Room Thermostat from ESP was specified as the solution to overcome the issues identified. To date, more than 200 thermostats, in white finish, have been installed in the communal hallways of each of the flats, and they will continue to be installed on a rolling basis as the maintenance programme is carried out.
Commenting on the project, Steven Moore, Operations Director at South Street Asset Management, says, “The project has been superb from our point of view. The Sangamo team attended the site and made recommendations to move us away from the historic thermostats. We were looking for a product that would enable us, as landlords, to optimise the heating within the student apartments and remove the confusion our students found in operating the old six-zone system. The Sangamo tamperproof thermostats have enabled us to do this and have dramatically reduced the complaints and maintenance requests being experienced on site.”
The Choice Plus electronic room controls are concealed by a discreet tamperproof cover. The set point is adjusted, and the cover is fitted to protect against accidental or purposeful incorrect operation. Features and benefits include:
- Large temperature adjustment dial
- Tamper resistance cover with security torq screw
- Electronic sensor for accurate and responsive performance
- TPI (Time Proportional & Integral) control for heating efficiency
- 5°C to 30°C set temperature range
- 5°C and 1°C temperature swing adjustment
- 10A switch rating 240vAC