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Digital condensing units installed at farm shop

Woodlands Nursery and Garden Centre in the heart of Leicestershire is one of the best-known businesses of its kind in the Midlands. Three times winner of the Garden Centre Association’s Garden Centre of Excellence, Woodlands occupies 17.1 acres of immaculately tended grounds and employs more than 150 staff annually.

To cope with growing popularity, Woodlands has opened a custom-designed extension for the farm shop which includes a new freezer room and a suite of new cold stores.

The new extension saw the installation of six cold stores, a dry storage area, an administrative area and staff room. Fruit, vegetables, meat, and fish are stored ready for use in the farm shop. As you would expect, temperature control is critical in these areas. Temperatures for the cold stores range from -2°C to +4°C. The freezer room has to maintain a temperature of -21°C.

The installer, The Jordon Group, chose three J & E Hall Series 5 Digital Twin Scroll Commercial Condensing Units for the cold stores. With a capacity of up to 31kW, the Series 5 digital units are ideal for retail premises and are a proven packaged alternative to multi-compressor racks. Digital compressor capacity control matches the varying demands of the display cases.

The installation at Woodlands took three weeks to complete. Paul Jordon of the Jordon Group concluded: “The J & E Hall units are an absolute dream to install. On top of that the equipment is very reliable and great value for money. The support we receive from J & E Hall is excellent and we are delighted with the outcome".