Z&X Mechanical Installations Ltd has been chosen to be part of the restoration and reuse of Imbahim’s Khan. Our proud team of trained and experienced engineers and technicians have successfully completed the mechanical installations of the project and a list of the works is displayed below.
A hot water system consisting of 2 No 150L hot water tanks with 3KW element (Restaurant and Bakery) – 6 No. 50L hot water tanks with 2KW element (Guest rooms and changing rooms) and 14 No. 10L / 1.5KW direct flow electric water heaters for workshops.
A smart VRV system is installed for the space air conditioning and heating of the Restaurant, Bakery and Exhibition area. The systems consists of 3 air cooled Outdoor units (CARRIER) and 15 Indoor units (9 concealed, 4wall types & 2 cassettes). The benefits of the air cooled VRV systems from the spit unit type air conditioning is the efficiency (20 to 30 % higher), the less number of outdoor units and the ability to install the outdoor units much longer distance from the indoors.
CARRIER Split units (2 concealed, 1 cassette and 17 wall types ) are installed in the changing rooms, workshops and guest rooms)
A complete plumbing system is installed and consists of: (a) Central Pex pipes and manifolds for the piping of all the sanitary fittings for both the hot and cold water as well as the drinking water. (b) a complete sewage system consists of all the PVC plastic piping for all the sanitary fittings to the first outside manhole. (c) connection of all the sanitary fittings to the plumbing and sewage piping and installation of all the accessories. (d) 4 Grundfos CME (Restaurant, Bakery, Coffee shop and Common areas) pressure pump systems to provide high water pressure to all the sanitary fittings, saving water as well as energy.
Ventilation of the Restaurant and bakery area with a CARRIER HRV (Heat Recovery) unit with ducting and grills which provide re circulation of air conditioned air in conjunction with the VRV system, saving up to 30% on energy costs. All WC areas with inline ceiling mounted fans, ducting and grills.
Air curtains are also installed in the restaurant area.
Ibrahim’s Khan has undergone a massive renovation recently, as part of a wider project to upgrade Paphos town which holds the Cultural Capital of Europe title this year.
Historically, the beautiful old building used to be an inn and the space was also used as an area where merchants and craftsmen would come together.
The use of the individual units have now been defined by the municipality, and a total of 15 units are used mainly for the promotion of the traditional professions and products of Cyprus, as well as the promotion of other local traditions.
“This is a cultural venue and not a modern shopping mall, so it is imperative that we reflect that, we have to promote tradition and we will be strict with who and what is permitted” a spokesman said.
“This is a very important venue in the heart of the old town and will provide an integral meeting place for both locals and visitors alike,” he added.
Exhibitions and other events will be held regularly, as well as demonstrations of traditional crafts.