July 2014 – Timothy Taylor’s, the Keighley based brewer of award winning beers, has completed a £12 million investment programme with the installation of a new 10,000 kgs/hour boiler costing £1/2 million. The expansion programme has included the building of new offices, the purchase and development of a transport depot, a £2.7 million extension to the brewery, a cold hop store and an effluent treatment plant.
In line with the company’s policy to use, wherever possible, local suppliers both the boiler and the boiler house were built and installed by Keighley companies. The large industrial Yorkshireman 2 boiler was manufactured by Byworth Boilers in its nearby factory and has the benefit of being able to run on either natural gas or light oil. It also incorporates Byworth’s highly efficient X-ID tubes and the overall efficiency is further enhanced by Unity, Byworth’s unique boiler house management system.
Working in tandem with Byworth was family owned commercial construction company R N Wooler & Co Ltd who built the boiler house whilst the pipework and lagging was carried out by Watsons Building Services who are based in nearby Silsden. In addition all the electrical work was completed by Brian Mitchell Electricians and the whole project was coordinated by Mike Regan Associates.
Commenting at the official switching on of the new boiler, by Managing Director Charles Dent, Second Brewer Andrew Leman said ‘Our existing boiler is now 16 years old and in today’s terms is no longer cost efficient to run. It is also only just keeping up with peak demand and with call for our beers continuing to grow at a pace the need for a larger more efficient boiler became pressing.’
He added ‘Not only will we be able to make considerable savings on fuel but less Carbon Dioxide will be released into the environment. The existing boiler will be kept on standby to cover during servicing and maintenance.’