The Christmas period is always a busy one for Andrews Sykes and this year has been no different. A huge surge in seasonal events, light festivals and markets brings about a proportional increase in demand for HVAC assistance, whether that be heating equipment for a marquee, a chiller solution for a temporary ice rink or dehumidification units for storing produce.
Towards the end of November, we were contacted by the management team at London’s O2 Arena after a requirement for a short-term heating hire arrangement surfaced. The venue was hosting an outdoor Christmas market comprising of several marquees that were exposed to cold temperatures. We were therefore asked to provide an all-encompassing heating solution that would keep hundreds of visitors warm and ensure that conditions were kept stable to protect a variety of perishable products being sold on site.
With our flagship depot in Charlton situated less than two miles from the venue, we were able to send an expert to conduct a site survey almost immediately. Rear access to the marquees was restricted, providing us with an ideal position to safely and unobtrusively deploy our chosen heating units away from members of the public.
As a result, we recommended the installation of several ID35 indirect fired heaters because of their excellent fuel economy and suitability to applications with limited ventilation. These units have been specifically designed for use in marquees and deliver large volumes of warm air economically once installed.
Our client stipulated the importance of a cost-effective heater hire arrangement that would require virtually no staff attention when in-situ. The ID35 units we proposed can operate for up to 16 hours on a 40-litre fuel tank, while their automatic operation capability enables unattended functionality. These features were hugely beneficial to the customer and allowed them to focus their attention on guest experience, as desired.
This project is one of countless in which we have devised and implemented a temporary heating solution for a Christmas themed event. We have received very positive feedback from the client regarding the impact our units have made and the quick response time which allowed installation prior to the market opening.