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Back-up heating systems | Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre

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The requirement:

Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre is the largest Bomber Command museum in the UK and is home to an Avro Lancaster Bomber. The owner, Phillip Panton, recently asked GlenFarrow to provide a solution for their unreliable heating system. They were often without heat in their WW2 aircraft hangar during periods when the boiler would breakdown. The centre needed a more reliable source of heating to keep their customers and employees comfortable and to keep the machinery and artefacts in the hangar at the required temperature.


Our solution:

After assessing the site our Heating team came up with a practical and affordable way of fixing the museum’s heating issues – a ‘back-up’ containerised plant room. Opting for a ‘back-up’ system benefitted the museum as it’s a good way of keeping costs low. The containerised solution meant we could minimise disruption to the business as most work was completed off-site, so it’s perfect for this setting. The containerised plant room is located just outside the hangar and connects to the museum’s existing heating. Inside the container are two 110 kW ATAG LPG gas condensing boilers, complete with built-in emergency safety systems. If the original system breaks down, the back-up system kicks in automatically, ensuring temperatures are consistent at all times.


What the client said:

“The containerised plant room is a great addition to our existing heating system and has helped to keep our hanger consistently up to temperature. I would recommend GlenFarrow to others and would like to give my thanks to all involved in the project.”

Phillip Panton, Owner, Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre.