Posted by on 2nd December 2020

Hepworth Gallery River Calder

The Hepworth Gallery is a busy UK tourist attraction and houses work of world-renowned artist Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975). Paintings and other delicate artworks require critical atmospheric management. The River Calder location provides an ideal renewable energy solution for this building, rather than the usual gas or oil-fuelled boiler typically found in the basements of such buildings. A “Liquid to Air” water cooling and heating distribution HVAC system with under floor heating was designed for this location. The system works via an array of pipes, heat exchangers, pumps, control units and the Estate Management Team who oversee all these operations. Case study

Hepworth Boll and Kirch HVAC art gallery liquid to air cooling and heating system protection of heat exchangers and pumps with automatic filters

Laurence Dunn ran this case study project for Boll & Kirch Filterbau Gmbh in 2017. He wrote the copy, took the photographs and put it together. He outlines the key stages below.

“Boll and Kirch protection of heat exchangers pumps automatic filters HVAC system case study for the Hepworth Gallery was an important part of the Boll and Kirch 2017 website updates. New content for a new webpage with a viewable PDF. Creating a new case study is a rewarding task because as well as writing the text and taking photographs, permission must be granted and agreed with all the organisations involved, in this case, the Hepworth Gallery, Ramboll, Bollfilter UK and Boll and Kirch.”

Timeframe of the Hepworth Gallery Boll & Kirch case study

This ‘Protection of heat exchangers pumps automatic filters’ needed new photography of the Hepworth Gallery basement HVAC system area, plus the external areas of the buildings. The proactive management team at the Hepworth were really helpful and this enabled a quick 2-month project timeline.

Project stages

  • Permission from The Hepworth Gallery the HVAC system owners
  • Attend photoshoots x 2 inside and outside
  • Write copy for case study
  • Approval Bollfilter UK
  • Approval The Hepworth Gallery
  • Global corporate approval Boll & Kirch Germany
  • Brand copyright and usage terms sign-off by The Hepworth Gallery
  • Upload to website

The Hepworth Gallery HVAC system project case study was completed in 2 months, but due to bad weather a second photography day was needed. Only 5 versions were presented before the case study was fully approved by all parties.

Cost factors

Project cost was £900 plus UK VAT at 20%. Costings broken down as follows.

  • Copywriting £96.25
  • Photography on site Wakefield 2 days £200.00
  • Mileage 460 miles @45p mile £207.00
  • Hotel 1 night £70.00
  • Subsistence food 2 days £25.00
  • Photographic retouching £35.00
  • Document set-up in MS Word and Adobe PDF £87.50
  • Sign-off management £120.00
  • Copyright forms for global advertising and marketing £59.25

Reasonable costs if you consider the stages and skills needed. MiE also provides vehicles and equipment as a professional UK based marketing and advertising contractor should.”

Laurence Dunn

The Hepworth Gallery HVAC System

The Hepworth Gallery is a busy UK tourist attraction and houses work of world-renowned artist Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975). Paintings and other delicate artworks require critical atmospheric management. The River Calder location provides an ideal renewable energy solution for this building.