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Case Studies

Z-arts Boiler Replacement

  • Client

    Cruden Property Services Ltd.
  • Location

  • Sector

    Arts & Theatre
  • Requirements

    Replacement of boilers, pumps and associated pipework modifications.
  • Objective

    Upgrade to reliable energy efficient plant.

Z-arts is an arts and theatre venue in Manchester, with lots of activities and shows for children and families. The heating system had only 1 operational boiler out of the 4 in situ., and was incapable of meeting the load requirements of the building; at the end of their useful life, the boilers needed to be replaced. Horsfield were sub-contracted to complete the heating system upgrade.

New Boilers & pre-fab pipework

With limited on-site space available, the installation of 6 new condensing boilers was made easier by the pipe headers being pre-fabricated at our workshops in Preston.

All LTHW pumps were replaced with new inverter-drive type units.
System Flushing
To ensure performance and reliability, the system was flushed and a significant amount of sludge was removed.
Finished Boiler Installation
A compact installation making good use of available space, and finished to a standard that meets our commitment to quality.


Z-arts can now provide a comfortable atmosphere where people can enjoy the workshops and events throughout the winter months.

  • Condensing boilers
    • – delivering much improved efficiency and lower running costs
      – sized to deliver the building heat requirements
  • Pumps
    • – adding more energy efficiency to the system