The Arena provides live music, theatre, sporting events and comedy performances to audiences of up to 11,000. In December 2017, a huge fire devastated the car park adjacent to the arena, where the arena’s chiller system was housed, causing irreparable damage to the structure of the car park and damaging the chillers.

The car park has now been demolished and will be replaced with a new 1,650-vehicle capacity car park located elsewhere on the campus. As a result, a new location for a chiller system was required.

e Series MS Plant Space

When deciding on a solution, the owners of The ACC Liverpool Group, operators of the Arena, Convention Centre and their sister venue Exhibition Centre Liverpool, were faced with the challenge of limited space both on and around the arena for any new chillers to be located. The Arena’s existing air handling units are housed in four small rooftop plant areas, but the narrow walkways around the AHUs did not offer sufficient space for a traditional chiller system to be installed.

e Series MS Plant tight space

The solution came in the form of forty six cooling only 90kW e-Series modular chillers, which are now providing energy efficient comfort cooling to the Arena & Convention Centre. The final design sees eleven units installed on each of the four roof plant decks and another two chillers installed on a gantry within the loading bay.

After engaging with Mitsubishi Electric, FM service provider ENGIE’s Senior Project Manager Adam Williams, saw the benefit of the e-Series chillers. He said, “After the fire, I was not only managing the installation of temporary chillers to cool the facility through the summer months, but was also trying to provide The ACC Liverpool Group with a rapid, permanent cooling solution.”

MS Bank Arena e Series chillers