The Etons comprises three seven-storied brick blocks in neo-Georgian style, designed by Toms & Partners in 1939 in Eton College Road, Belsize Park, London NW3. Toms & Partners were an architectural practice based in Mayfair who worked extensively across London in the 1930s and whose work is widely admired today. Each of the blocks, Eton Rise, Eton Hall and Eton Place, has 118 apartments.

Contract Energy Management has been appointed to undertake the total refurbishment of all three boiler plant rooms following a 5-way tendering process. The project entails replacing the complete heating and hot water plant in 3 boiler rooms between the end of May 2018 and the beginning of September 2018 for testing and commissioning in readiness for ‘heating on’ in October.

The plant rooms will be stripped out completely and temporary plant will be installed to deliver hot water during the summer. As well as installing the boilers and Alfa Laval PHEs and associated equipment, all the electrical wiring, controls and flues will be replaced. And the water hygiene and treatment plant installed.

Contract Energy Management Limited was formed in 1993 and its two founding Directors are still running the company. For all of the company’s existence the core business has been looking after communal plant rooms like the ones serving The Etons.

CEM provide planned preventative maintenance contracts, remedial works and complete plant room refurbishments. On the latter we work closely with a range of M&E consultants and also offer a full Design & Build service. A more recent development has been CEM’s partnership with the global leading manufacturer of plate heat exchangers, Alfa Laval, who appointed CEM an Authorised Service Partner three years ago and more recently a Distributor of their HVAC products.

The Alfa Laval relationship has enabled CEM to develop business with leading players in the district heating scheme arena – e.g. Engie, E.on and Mace. In addition, utilising Alfa Laval solutions to provide extremely efficient and cost-effective hot water solutions to a range of clients. In 2018 to date this includes a major refurbishment of Reddam School in Wokingham, St George’s Hill Golf Club in Weybridge and 22-23 Down Street, Mayfair.