Luton Airport Luton Airport

The Project

The International London Luton Airport (LLA) sees over 16.5 million passengers travel through its terminals every year. This makes it the fifth busiest airport in the UK.

In December 2018, a three-year redevelopment of the airport was commissioned. Airport management announced an upgrade of the site. Included in the refurbishment would be new shops, a new boarding pier, and more boarding gates.

The transformation would also provide sustainable, economic solutions to extend and alter the existing buildings within a live airport environment.

Northern-Ireland HVAC contractor & Brymec customer, Principal Cooling was appointed to replace the Air Conditioning and Ventilation systems.


The Challenge

With such a large redevelopment being undertaken, much thought was given to the expanse of HVAC products that were required. Systems would be installed throughout several areas of the airport including Departures, Immigration, International & Domestic Baggage, and Arrivals, all at different stages of the project.

It comes without a surprise that LLA is a high-security environment. Delivery to the site is not the easiest with security procedures having to be strictly followed.

Principal Cooling required accurate deliveries up to four times a week, which would also vary in size. The need for a supplier who was flexible and responsive in its delivery process was of the highest importance.


Supply of Product

Brymec & Principal Cooling have built, and continue to maintain an excellent working relationship. Principal Cooling appointed Brymec for the supply of HVAC products and solutions to the project due to the peace of mind and confidence in Brymec's ability to consistently meet project objectives.

Nigel Treanor, Principal Cooling Contracts Manager on the LLA Project, said "We have used other suppliers, but none of them have the same range that Brymec have... The working relationships [with Brymec] are also exceptionally good!"


Product Selection

Brymec supplied:

As one of the objectives of the transformation was to be sustainable and economic, Brymec worked closely with Principal Cooling in the early stages of the project to put forward the MaxiPro Press product as a sustainable solution to the main client. Brymec supported Principal Cooling in the submission of technical documentation and specification.

Once specified onto the project, Brymec supplied 700 of the Conex Bänninger’s >B< MaxiPro fittings and its specialist crimping tool from Rothenberger. For the installation to be successful, Brymec further supported the contractor by providing training to engineers on-site on how to install the press system.



Brymec & Principal Cooling collaborated to work out a smooth process to ensure that consignments were delivered without delay.

The contractors' Manager, Nigel Treanor, would gather all product requirements from engineers on site for the following day and place an order with Brymec.

The order was then processed for next-day delivery. The consignment was transported by Brymec's own fleet to LLA's site compound. Principal Cooling would then take the products from the compound location to the installation site.

With this delivery process in place, it meant that there was no time wasted in lengthy security checks on each delivery, so products got to the site quickly where installations could then take place.


The Result

With the collaboration between the contractor and distributor, the installation of the project went without delay.

The high-quality products and solutions supplied by Brymec meant that the project could hit both sustainability and timeline objectives. Passengers can now travel in comfort with the newly installed facilities.

Danny Holmes, Key Account Manager at Brymec explained: "LLA is not the easiest site to deliver to, but our drivers have built strong relationships on site and understood the process to go through to delivery to such a high-security environment"

"In the early stages, this provided quite challenging, but after a few runs, it was like a well-oiled machine - everyone knows what they need to do" 

Nigel Treanor, Principal Cooling Contracts Manager stated: "Brymec are unbeatable in terms of service and delivery. If we place an order at 4.55pm, it is there at 7.30am the next morning so they can't be faulted."