Theatre boiler replacement marks the start of Royal and Derngate mechanical services improvements

361 Degrees have secured the contract to provide a new main boiler system that will improve audience comfort and energy efficiency for the Royal and Derngate Theatre in Northampton.

The complex, situated in the heart of the Cultural Quarter, is currently served by two aging Allen Ygnis 1220kW gas fired boilers that provide the heating and hot water to both theatres. Unfortunately, due to inadequate controls, only one boiler can be used at a time. Coupled with an old and now obsolete design, these boilers no longer meet modern standards and aren’t cost efficient.

Royal and Derngate Boiler Replacement

The initial phase of the mechanical services improvement will involve the replacement of the boiler plant room that serves both the Royal Theatre and the Derngate Theatre. 

Consulting with the Michael Chisholm, Maintenance Manager and Richard Clinton Operations Director of The Royal and Derngate Theatre, 361 Degrees proposed to replace the current boilers with four modular Remeha Gas 310/610 Eco Pro condensing boilers.

Remeha designed the Gas 310/610 Eco Pro range to provide “maximum versatility and energy efficiency and is 100 per cent recyclable, in line with Remeha Commercial’s mission to manufacture innovative, efficient and environmentally-friendly heating products that improve the quality of life.” 

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The floor standing boiler is fully condensing with electronic temperature and safety controls. The boiler is made up from modules, which are fixed together on site along with the flue manifold. Each module is pre-assembled and fully crated resulting in hassle free transport and delivery from factory to theatre.

As part of the boiler replacement works 361 Degrees will also be carrying out gas pipework alterations, supply and install new gas valves and replace the existing pressurisation equipment with a new pressurisation unit and modifications to the Building Management System.

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