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Midcounties Co-operative awards double contract to DCI Refrigeration

The Midcounties Co-operative has awarded a pair of estate-wide refrigeration, air conditioning and ventilation contracts to retail specialist DCI Refrigeration and Electrical Limited. Chosen through a rigorous tender process, DCI is now providing service and maintenance for the organisation’s refrigeration and HVAC facilities at more than 350 sites and has also won the development contract…

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DCI designed and installed the refrigeration & HVAC systems for a new Micounties Cooperative store within The Bletchingdon Estate Development, Oxfordsdhire.

Traditional architecture meets 21st century building services

The refrigeration and HVAC systems which DCI has designed and installed for the new Midcounties Co-operative store within The Bletchingdon Estate Development, Oxfordshire, combine 21st century building services with traditional architecture. Read more about it in the case study here.

DCI runs ship-shape project

Proving its expert skills extend beyond design and installation of refrigeration and air conditioning systems, DCI has recently completed management of a full CDM project for one of the UK’s premier suppliers to the shipping industry. Read more about it in the case study here.

A brace of perfect Health & Safety audits

Following on from its recent recognition for top class health and safety practices, DCI has again achieved a 100% score in a CDM site audit. The project’s principal designer Faithful + Gould conducted the separate audit of DCI’s HVAC work on a further site for a major high street bank, this time in Hackney, East…

100% audit score – practices you can bank on

DCI has received a 100% score in a recent health & safety audit covering it’s work on a major high street bank’s CDM site in Croydon. Undertaken by Faithful + Gould, the project’s principal designer, the comprehensive audit assessed multiple aspects of DCI’s work practices as a principal contractor for the project’s HVAC installation. The…

State-of-the-art solution for cutting edge outlet

DCI has designed and installed a refrigeration, air conditioning and extraction solution for Eat17’s innovative grocery and restaurant site in vibrant Hammersmith. Read more about it in the case study here.

Southern Co-op gets UK’s first CUBO2 Smart

With the UK’s first installation of a CUBO2 Smart DX CO2 condensing unit system, DCI has helped Southern Co-op meet its aspired performance and efficiency while delivering on the business’s commitment to forward thinking and green technology. Currently serving the chiller cold room in one of Southern Co-op’s flagship stores at Abbotswood, Hampshire, the new…

Smooth journey for service station

Forward planning, considered design and meticulous working were all key to DCI’s ability to keep a 24-hour Spar store running smoothly while it doubled in size as part of a £1.3m forecourt redevelopment in Kent. Read more about it in the case study here.

Eat17 chooses DCI for refrigeration and air conditioning

Unique Grocery & Restaurant chooses DCI

DCI has designed and installed a refrigeration and air conditioning solution for the fourth Eat17 – a unique grocery and restaurant concept. Read more about it in the case study here.

DCI has completes more HVAC work for Hobbs The Printers

Impressing the printers

DCI has completed another two air conditioning projects for Hobbs the Printers and impressed the client by minimising disruption to its 24-hour operation.   Read more about it in the case study here.

DCI upgrades climate control Ramboll, Southampton

DCI upgrades climate control for Ramboll

The UK division of Ramboll, a leading international engineering, design and consultancy company, turned to DCI when it needed to improve the efficiency and management of climate control within its Southampton office in Hampshire. Read more about it in the case study here.

Tasty solutions for food maker Higgidy

DCI has undertaken two significant projects for Higgidy Limited – the popular maker of pies, quiches and pastry roll products. With an innovative ventilation system for its bakery as well as a bespoke cold room operation, DCI has helped Higgidy achieve more efficient and cost-effective operations while maintaining and improving working conditions during a phase…

“Stop the press” – not on DCI’s watch

DCI has renewed the HVAC system for a busy Southampton printing firm with no interruption to its 24 hour operation. Read more about it in the case study here.

City architects choose DCI for HVAC

City Architects choose DCI for cool design

Moving into its new Docklands HQ, architects Rivington Street Studio turned to DCI to design an HVAC system cool enough for its award-winning practice. Read more about it in the case study here.

Innovative solution saves money and carbon

An innovative chiller solution from DCI is making significant cost and carbon savings for a major retail banking institution at its six-storey central London data centre. Read more about it in the case study here.

DCI helps set new world record

A round the world yachtsman sponsored by DCI has set a new world record for sailing ‘Solo Round the Isle of Wight’. At 0533 on  2nd January Alex Alley crossed the Royal Yacht Squadron start line in his Class 40 ‘Pixel flyer’, heading for the Needles. The forecast 30kts of wind were yet to materialise…

DCI's air conditioning & refrigeration service Renault Kangoo vans

Access all areas

The recent addition of smaller vans to the DCI fleet means our air conditioning & refrigeration installation and service teams are even more nimble than before. Perfect for inner city projects, tight parking spots and multi storey car parks, the new Renault Kangoo Business+ vans are already busy making swift work of customers’ maintenance and service…

Startbuck's at St. Leonards, Ringwood

Coffee to go and a full HVAC system, please!

Another Starbucks has been fitted with a full HVAC system from DCI and is up and running offering coffee and more in climate controlled comfort. Alongside the busy A31, the brand new Starbucks at St Leonards, Ringwood, is set to serve thousands of commuters and leisure travellers alike – all of whom are sure to…

Cake for cash!

What better excuse to eat cake than doing it to raise funds for charity? All the staff at DCI got involved with Macmillan Cancer’s “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning” and held a cake sale with some very tasty results, not least of which was the £105 raised for the charity. From a Malteser masterpiece to a…

New livery reflects smart service

Sporting an all new livery, the vans in DCI’s installation and service fleet are spreading the word about the company’s services far and wide. If you’re on the road in the south of England, keep a lookout.  It’s more than likely you’ll see one of the new vans as our service teams goes about its…

DCI installs cooling plant with mobile tower crane

Are high service levels a tall story?

Take a seven storey high installation site on a narrow street in the heart of London, a mobile tower crane, tons of cooling plant and bring them all together to get the job done on a Saturday. You might be thinking it’s a tall story.  But it’s truly just another day for the DCI team….

UK’s first installation has 360 degrees of cool

Coffee shop hipsters and weary travellers alike can enjoy all round coolness thanks to DCI Refrigeration & Electrical completing the UK’s first installation of Samsung’s new 360° air conditioning system. The 360° cassette units were specified for their combination of stylish, contemporary looks and fast, even airflow, and are now working with a DCI-designed ventilation…

25th Anniversary

Celebrating cool times with 25th Anniversary

DCI has celebrated its coolest business achievement to date with the team marking a quarter of a century since the company’s incorporation. As the bubbles flowed to commemorate the company’s 25th anniversary, so did the memories which date back to 1991 when founding directors Gareth Chambers and John Drain signed the papers to establish the…

New look DCI unveiled at ACR Show

The recent ACR Show saw the first public unveiling of DCI’s new branding, with a contemporary and striking exhibition stand drawing in numerous show visitors across the three day event. Sales Director John Norman and Product Manager George Austin were on hand to meet visitors and explain the full range of services offered by the company….

Cool staff take the heat to raise funds

Staff at DCI have been feeling the heat to raise funds for a children’s charity in the run-up to Christmas. In what has so far been the warmest December for six decades, the DCI team has been sweat(er)ing it out in their Christmas jumpers to collect money for the ‘Make A Wish’ charity which works…

Proud start to new year with good samaritan Mark

We’re off to a proud start in 2016 with our very own good samaritan Mark Whiting being recognised in the press for his true Christmas spirit. Mark, our Electrical Operations Manager, and his family took in a couple who looked destined to be homeless over Christmas. You can read the full story that appeared in…

In the pink for charity

The team at DCI Refrigeration & Electrical recently raised £405 for the Breast Cancer Now charity by taking part in the ‘wear it pink’ campaign which takes place every year during Breast Awareness month. All looking pretty in pink, DCI staff made personal donations, baked and sold cakes to each other and sponsored particularly game…

DCI is highly commended in prestigious industry awards

DCI has been highly commended for its industry training activities at this year’s prestigious ACR News Awards for the cooling industry. DCI was recognised in the ‘Training Initiative of the Year’ category for its collaboration with Eastleigh College which provides dedicated CO2 refrigerant courses at the firm’s state-of-the-art facility in Portsmouth. Judges were impressed by…

DCI takes IT to next level

Continued business growth has led DCI to invest in a completely new IT system to keep pace with workload and the need for ever more flexible and reliable resources. Working with Fareham-based Taylor Made Computer Solutions, DCI now utilises a fully hosted solution which is designed to cater for the company’s current and future needs…

DCI’s CO2 facility chosen for industry training

DCI’s state-of-the-art CO2 test plant and training facility has been chosen by Eastleigh College as the venue for its industry training courses for the greener refrigerant. This development makes Eastleigh College the only training provider in the south east of England to offer CO2 courses as part of its specialism in training for the refrigeration…

Kicking off with cool kit

Thanks to DCI’s sponsorship, the Meon Milton Biley’s Under 15 football team will soon be kicking off matches in arguably, the ‘coolest’ new kit. Currently second in the Portsmouth Youth Football League (South Hants Glass) and soon competing in the final of the Vernon Stokes Challenge Cup, the team now has DCI sponsored kit which…

Local training aids business fitness

With vocational training at the heart of its employee development, Farlington based DCI Refrigeration & Electrical is sending six employees back to local colleges this Autumn to continue their City & Guilds qualifications in refrigeration, air conditioning and electrical disciplines. Director Gareth Chambers said: “Here in Portsmouth we’re lucky enough to have establishments like Highbury…

Lucked out, tucked in!

This week saw DCI celebrating in style at the RAC Cooling Industry Awards, in which the company was shortlisted in two major award categories. Despite not winning on the night both staff and clients from the shortlisted project were able to enjoy the awards dinner and make the most of the ceremony in London which…

Lionel scoops Electrical Apprentice of the Year

DCI’s Lionel Ponsonby has been awarded the Electrical Apprentice of the Year by Highbury College. Lionel (pictured right) was presented with his award by his teacher Graham Parish who said: “Lionel has proved himself to be a consistently hard working student and always carries out his work to the best of his ability. “Lionel has…

DCI is double finalist for RAC Cooling Industry Awards

DCI Refrigeration & Electrical has been shortlisted in two categories at the RAC Cooling Industry Awards 2013. Finalists in both the RAC Contactor of the Year and Retail Project of the Year categories, DCI will find out if it has won at the awards ceremony which takes place in London on 25 September 2013. For…

DCI halves power usage and cuts carbon emmissions for new eco store

DCI Refrigeration & Electrical has helped The Southern Co-operative (TSC) to achieve CO2 equivalent savings of over 69 tonnes and to more than halve power usage at its brand new community food store at Chobham in Surrey. DCI has specially designed and installed innovative refrigeration, climate control and energy management systems for the project. Working…