Vortice HRUs at Gleneagles railway station

Vortice heat recovery units have been used for the refurbishment of the Gleneagles railway station in time for the 2014 Ryder Cup which takes place from 23-28 September 2014.

The station, which was opened by the Scottish Central Railway on 14 March 1856 was originally called Crieff Junction and was renamed Gleneagles on 1 April 1912. The station was rebuilt and the junction remodelled by the Caledonian Railway in 1919 following their takeover of Scottish Central Railway. It was the Caledonian Railway which built the Gleneagles Hotel and this is now the scene of many a political summit and golf extravaganza, with the precursor to the Ryder Cup taking place there in 1921. The role of this lovely old railway station has been vital throughout.

Vortice NRG heat recovery units were specified by Glasgow-based consultants SVM and will be installed by contractor Kentallen. This is the first major refurbishment of Gleneagles station since 1919, whilst retaining its historical features, the station will be brought up to date and part of that is specifying the latest in energy efficient ventilation systems by Vortice.

Gary Kerr from SVM said:

“We were impressed with the breadth of heat recovery technology offered by Vortice and chose the NRG commercial heat recovery units as they were ideal for the project at Gleneagles.”

This is not the first premium golf-related contract for Vortice, in 2012 the company supplied Rory McIlroy’s home club, the Holywood Golf Club in North Belfast with heat recovery units for its changing rooms! To find out more visit www.vortice.ltd.uk or call 01283 492949