Westchester Park Apartment Tower – Chiller Plant Upgrade

College Park, MD

Upon completion of a study for upgrading a dilapidated chilled water plant for our client and building owner, Hampshire Properties, Bowman was tasked with implementing the recommended solution. The solution, two 275-ton magnetic bearing chillers to be rigged into a below grade equipment room with extremely limited access. This solution not only addressed Hampshire’s need for new chillers, but included a new building automation system that fully integrated their existing stand-alone boiler plant control system with the chilled water plant. From initiation of the study in late September of 2020, through design and construction, the plant was ready for operation by mid-May of 2021, a critical accomplishment necessary to ensure tenant comfort for the cooling season.