The Cadogan family has maintained a property portfolio centred in Chelsea, West London, for over 300 years. The Estate presides over a glittering collection of important period architecture which includes the Holy Trinity Church, just off Sloane Square.
Maintenance of the church revealed that the existing heating system was not only inadequate for the lofty interior of the church but was dehydrating the timber elements of the structure. This was of particular concern to the engineers due to replace the Church’s Organ.
Gratte Brothers was commissioned to conduct a feasibility study into a replacement system. A full 3D survey of the building was conducted including the interior space of the balcony section that would house the ductwork.
Gratte Brothers proposed several solutions, explaining the advantages and disadvantages of each including; Trench Heating, Infra-Red, Underfloor Heating and refurbishment of the existing systems.
To ensure a temperate climate for the parishioners and the new Organ, Gratte Brothers prepared a computational fluid dynamics report for the chosen solution, new Gas Fired Air Handling Units fitted with a noise reducing membrane and Humidification Unit. Key to the solution would be to replace the existing Grilles with motorised multi directional units and increase the number. Using the Fluid dynamics report Gratte Brothers was able to configure the grilles for best performance.
Having provided the detailed study, Gratte Brothers was awarded the contract to fit the system. This installation was undertaken whilst the building was a functioning place of worship and was commissioned before Winter took hold.