St Pancras Baths, Kentish Town in London was originally opened in 1901. This grade II listed building was restored, revitalised and re-opened in 2010
The first class mens or Willes Pool was originally designed to be used as a public hall in winter. The magnificent hammerbeam roof and windows are now protected by high level ventilation. The second class mens or Grafton 25m pool is in a separate hall and a further hall accommodates a learner pool.
The counterflow heat exchangers at the heart of the 3 pool hall units supplied by Menerga Ltd achieve a temperature efficiency in excess of 90% under winter design conditions. Low energy direct coupled fans with speed controlled motors minimise specific fan power levels and electricity consumption. The digital control system accurate controls temperature and humidity to reduce the heating requirement and carbon emissions. A further unit with counterflow heat exchanger provides ventilation and heat recovery to the wet change areas. Ventilation rates to the wet change areas are automatically adjusted according to occupancy and humidity.
Kentish Town Leisure Centre
London Borough of Camden
Consulting Engineers: Max Fordham