When a veritable army of enthusiasts descend on the mystical Vale of Avalon, they are there to experience what has become a music and aesthetic phenomenon that is just synonymous with Glastonbury.
Such a massive undertaking relies on many hidden heroes such as a wide range of pumps that are involved in the various processes. These include heating/cooling requirements, primary and secondary hot and cold-water needs; a range of pressurisation units and multiple booster sets; along with the relevant control panels all of which are linked to a building management system.
Another challenge for a UK venue is the weather and to ensure continuity of play, a second court – Court No 1 has been reconfigured and has recently had a retractable roof fitted at a cost of £70m. The pump solution to support this revamp has included 48 Grundfos Unilift drainage pumps. Their role is to quickly and effectively remove any excess water that can be caused by torrential rain.
In addition, a range of other circulators, booster sets, plus many ancillary pump items will all support the latest chapter in the ongoing Wimbledon Master Plan.
Grundfos are delighted to continue to play their role in serving up pump systems to support this truly iconic venue