Projects

As work for the major UK supermarket chains is increasing for Midlands manufacturer, Elta Fans, a further three Tesco stores have been fitted with units supplied by the Kingswinford-based fan manufacturer. Throughout 2011, Tesco has been building new stores at various locations, including Dudley, Crewe and Bedworth.

Eleven SmokeVent units have been supplied by Elta Fans for the first completely new prison to be built and operated by the Scottish Prison Service in decades. HMP Low Moss is located on the outskirts of Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire near Glasgow and replaces the former prison of the same name, which closed in July 2007.

Several Fans supplied by Elta Fans have been installed at Reid Kerr College in Renfrewshire, Scotland - but deliberately left partly exposed as practical visual aids for the teaching staff. The Kingswinford-based manufacturer supplied a total of ten units: three Jetflow SJs; two Quietflow SQTs and five Multiflow SMBs, for use within the ventilation system of the new-build project, a £4million, state-of-the-art Institute of Construction & Engineering (ICE), undertaken with the support of the Scottish Funding Council. The teaching facility, located at the College's main campus in Paisley, offers a range of courses to students.

Two air handling units supplied by Fastlane Ventilation and two units by Elta Fans have been installed in a new dental facility at Dunbar Hospital in Thurso, Caithness in the Northern Highlands of Scotland. The two Elta Group companies collaborated on the NHS project in order to meet the unit's requirements as closely as possible and secured the order on the basis of price and service. The dental clinic is due to open later this year and should cater for around 6,000 patients. The new facility, built at a cost of around £1.3 million, will house dentists and hygienists whose turnover will mostly be generated by the provision of NHS services. The scheme was part of a £5.6 million injection to improve NHS provision in Thurso, Dingwall, Oban and Campbeltown.

Elta Fans have supplied specialist fans for the road tunnel being built as part of a new bypass for the A3 in Surrey. The trunk road is the major highway between London and Portsmouth on England's south coast, previously climbing around the side of the Devil's Punch Bowl, the large natural amphitheatre, landmark and beauty spot near the village of Hindhead. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and designated part of a Special Protection Area. The new tunnel, which is a total of 1.2 miles long, is the longest non-estuarial tunnel in the United Kingdom. The maximum depth below ground, measured to the top of the tunnel, is about 200ft.

Fan specialists Elta continue their extensive involvement in the education sector of the construction industry following the completion of a contract to supply fans from their Quietflow Box Fan range as part of an ongoing redevelopment of a comprehensive school in Derbyshire.