Energy efficient and reliable boosted cold water system for leading property development company


Dandara is one of the UK’s largest independent property development companies. Ellesmere has been appointed as the mechanical services subcontractor for Dandara’s 995 build-to-rent apartment scheme in Manchester. Incoming mains cold water services and boosted cold water services are required to serve the 995 new apartments.


Ellesmere has been appointed as the mechanical services subcontractor. The scope of works includes the incoming mains water pipework installations, along with the installation of a 50,000 litre cold water storage tank and cold-water booster, to serve the boosted cold-water distribution pipework to four blocks of apartments.

Additionally, Ellesmere will carry out the above ground drainage within the basement areas, as well as providing mains cold water supplies for future fit out space and landlord areas.


  • Design and installation of the incoming mains and
    boosted cold water systems
  • Pipework installation – various types of plastic pipework
    are being used on this project to the clients’ specification
  • Boosted Cold Water – ‘Aqua-Therm’ fusion welded
    plastic pipework and fittings
  • Mains Cold water – Electro-fusion MDPE plastic
    pipework and fittings
  • Above ground drainage – Electro-fusion HDPE plastic
    pipework and fittings
  • Thermal insulation of the cold-water pipework
  • Installation of a 50000 litre cold water storage tank
  • Installation of a cold-water booster pump set &
    associated controls
  • Chlorination
  • Testing and Commissioning
  • Trace heating of pipework


Upon completion, the apartment scheme will have a powerful boosted cold-water system, providing a continuous, high pressure supply to all properties.

"‘Ellesmere completed their work to a very high standard. They were reliable and worked efficiently to get the works completed on time.’"

Senior Engineer, Main Contractor

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