BG Controls has recently installed a building management system (BMS) in the newly built leisure centre at Catterick Garrison – the UK’s largest army base.

The leisure centre is based in North Yorkshire and is used by military personnel as well as the local community. Facilities inside the £21m development include a 25m six lane competition swimming pool, a training pool, a teaching pool and a six court sports hall.

There is also a library and a Regional Rehabilitation Unit with specialist equipment to help military personnel recover from injuries or wounds sustained in combat or while training.

BG Controls has designed, installed and commissioned a BMS to control the heating, ventilation and air conditioning within the 170,000ft2 building. Its engineers installed Trend IQ3 controllers in conjunction with customised control panels that were manufactured by its own in-house workshop.

Networked via a Trend front end, the system provides comfortable training conditions by circulating fresh air throughout the building. It is also used to control under floor heating in the gym and conventional heating throughout the building.

The garrison’s energy manager, Ray Cook, said, “It (the installation) has provided the leisure centre with a modern building management system that fits the needs of the building and its occupants. The advanced but easy to use graphics provide complete visibility over the site that we can use to constantly monitor and control every element of the system.”