Hilton Garden Inn


Project Title: Hilton Garden Inn, Doncaster Racecourse

Client: Arena Racing

Contractor: Galliford Try

Location: Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Sector: Hospitality

Services: HVAC Testing & Commissioning.

Specification: AHU x6 / SF x2 / EF x4 / HRU x3 / FCU x229 / LPHW – CT TMV x30 / TBV x15 / PICV x8

Summary of the Project

The Hilton Garden Inn Doncaster Racecourse saw the Hilton brand’s debut in the town and offers guests extensive panoramic views of the track. The multi-functional building caters for guests in numerous ways, accommodation, hospitality and events space with capacity for 500 people overlooking the racecourse, a business centre and a fitness suite.

ECS were appointed commissioning specialist on behalf of G&H Building Services to provide full HVAC testing and commissioning of all mechanical services. A challenging project spanning seven storeys with a non-negotiable deadline in advance of the racecourses most prestigious event, the Group 1 British Classic, The Saint Leger, which has been held at the course since 1776.

The proportional balancing of a large roof top AHU serving both supply and extract ventilation to each of the 154 bedrooms, along with over 200 fan coil throughout made up a large portion of the contract. A constant temperature low pressure hot water system complete with Belimo PICV’s serve the various re-heat and frost coils all supplied from the roof top boiler plant room.

Two kitchen extract fans serving three kitchens, one large hospitality catering kitchen to the first floor including canopy and two kitchens to the ground floor with customer facing grille and canopy extract. 

The hotel also boasts solar panels which will save over 36,200kWh of energy each year.