Oventrop Renewables are Game, Set and Match for New Tennis Centre.


Graves Tennis and Leisure Centre is a state of the art leisure facility located in Sheffield South Yorkshire offering a gym, swimming pool, classes, swim lessons, 6 indoor and 12 outdoor floodlit tennis courts (on a mixture of surfaces), gymnastics and trampolining hall and much more. The centre is open on average 16 hours a day and during that time caters for 100’s of people most of which will use hot water during their visit to the centre, as such it was the clients brief that mixture of renewable energy systems were used to help meet the demand and cut carbon emissions.
Oventrop were selected by mechanical contractors NG Bailey to deliver the full design supply and installation of a ‘Solcos’ Solar Thermal Hot Water system.
20m2 of Oventrop MQ high efficiency, commercial flat plate collector was selected, due to the flow characteristics of the collectors no special balancing or pipe arrangements were required. The collectors were mounted in a landscape configuration on off-site prefabricated frames at an optimum angle to create an efficient system with no visual impact from ground level.
The collectors were connected to the 1000 litre storage cylinder using a single length of pre insulation stainless steel pipe, ensuring a fast installation that was neat and most importantly joint free as it passed through the fabric of the building.
Control was provided by A Regusol ELH 130 pumpset that benefits from a built in pre wired Regtronic controller with collector over heat protection function and is fully compliant with the very latest ERP regulations.
Both NG Bailey and the client understood the need for correct integration and planning of specialist renewable energy systems, the Oventrop design was calculated and presented using our OVSOL in house software that ensures the system will not only give good thermal performance but will operate correctly from a hydronic perspective.
To obtain further information on our renewable energy systems or full range of engineered solutions contact our office on 01256 330441 or e-mail sales@oventrop.co.uk