The Engine Yard - Leith Walk - Edinburgh
Formerly the site of the old Edinburgh tram depot and the Shrubhill masonic club, the site is now under re-development. The new works are a modern complex comprising of shops, a leisure block and 5 blocks of flats. All heating and water services
are from a central plant room feeding each building.
The heating is supplied via a district heating system with a central plant room feeding all the buildings. My job is to fit the brackets and run 10 pipes from the plant room, through the basement car park and up 4 risers. The 10 pipes are a mixture of 65mm victaulic heating mains, 50mm screwed steel heating mains and 54mm crimped copper water services pipework. These will be for the current phase of the project which is 2 blocks of flats with 7 floors to a block.
The site has re-opened for construction after almost 3 months since lockdown began and work can now progress. I am now on the books with BPS and currently fitting pipework in the riser, flats and communal entrances over 6 levels.
The riser pipework consists of a 50mm heating screwed flow and return with 40mm branches to the floors, a 54mm copper mains cold water to the first and second floors with another 54mm copper boosted cold water to all other levels.
The heating mains for the flats are a mixture of 42mm, 35mm and 28mm copper hooking up to isolating valves on the 40mm screwed steel from the riser. The plumbing is a single cold main/boosted pipe. it comes out of the riser at 35mm, splits in 28mm to feed 2 flats then reduces to 22mm for each flat. Each flat has it's own heating and domestic water isolating valves.