Poole: Hamworthy Heating to open new R&D centre

Leading British manufacturer and supplier of commercial heating and hot water equipment, Hamworthy Heating, has invested £5,000,000 in a new research and development centre at its factory in Poole, Dorset. 

President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Patrick Kniveton, officially opened the 150 sq m facility on June 4 as part of his visit to the region.

Andy Moore, managing director of Hamworthy Heating, said: “As part of our commitment to new product development and British manufacturing, the new centre – which is dedicated to the advancement of commercial heating and hot water equipment – will extend our capability for testing and product innovation within Poole.”

The facility provides a controlled environment for the development and approvals testing of boilers, in accordance with the European norms on product safety and performance.

The purpose-built centre has the ability to fire up to three boilers with a combined capacity of one megawatt, consuming 50m³/hr of cooling water, and the availability of specialist gases for performance and accelerated life testing. The company has invested in state-of-the-art equipment to test the thermal and emissions performance of new products.