Maison Mathis

Work on the catering facilities of the Hasselt Quartier Bleu, including the two restaurants Trentanove and Maison Mathis was commenced in January 2020. Barely two months were available to complete the full furnishing of the restaurants, since they were scheduled to open in March. The design agency Creneau International worked with Cooltech for the HVAC installation. Bart Canini, general manager of Creneau International, explains

“Cooltech cleverly solved our complex HVAC puzzle. And that too when the lockdown was fully in force!”

About Creneau International

Bart: “Creneau International is a creative design agency with two offices in Hasselt and Dubai. Our Hasselt office has a team of around 30 architects, project managers, interior architects, product developers and graphic designers, who mainly work on (interior) concepts for the hospitality industry, offices and shopping centres. We also operate several restaurants: 9 in Dubai and 3 in Belgium, including Maison Mathis and Trentanove at Quartier Bleu in Hasselt. We operate these restaurants with our partner C.Group.”

HVAC during the lockdown
“Cooltech provided all the HVAC for the restaurants, which are interconnected. Since the available space is fairly small, it was a tough puzzle to logically and efficiently organise the central ventilation, heating and cooling system. We therefore discussed everything in great detail in advance and also conducted studies to work out an ideal solution in collaboration with Cooltech. Another aspect was that the work had to be carried out during the lockdown, and it was thanks to Cooltech's highly professional and flexible attitude that it was possible to meet the tight deadline.”

Top service
“Cooltech responds very quickly and is extremely flexible. Their post-delivery service was also excellent: even after the opening of the restaurants, a few extra items - like extra ventilation units - still had to be arranged. Cooltech also responded to our requirement very quickly at that point.”

Future plans
“We have done a lot of work together in the past and we still have numerous projects in the pipeline. We are currently working on several other projects for which Cooltech is providing the HVAC: a large restaurant in the iconic Manhattan Center in Brussels, which will soon be followed by the renovation of our own offices in Hasselt.”

Climagroup comprises six companies that came together to share their passion, experience and know-how. Although Cooltech, Borcalor, Rob Air, Pure Air, De Noyette and Milieu & Koeltechniek each retain their unique character, when combined together as the Climagroup, they offer the customer a much more powerful proposition.

 “Thanks to the fantastic cooperation between the various actors, everything went off without a hitch.”

--- Sander Pulinx (Climagroup)

Climagroup was able to get the two C-group restaurants in the Quartier Bleu in Hasselt ready for their first service at record speed. A feat, both in terms of timing and technology.

“Two months. That’s how long we had to realise this project. This means that: no margin for error. The work of the various partners had to run smoothly, otherwise we could never have been able to meet the deadline. The fantastic cooperation between the different actors ensured that everything went smoothly”, says Sander Pulinx, project manager at the Climagroup. “Together with the furnishing agency Creneau and our colleagues from Pure-air, we overcame this challenge with flying colours. The result is, yes, stunning!”

Climagroup installed a brand new, water-cooled VRV (Variable Refrigerant Volume) system for cooling and heating all the rooms. All indoor units were completely concealed in the ceiling, which meant that the interior came into its own and there was no loss of comfort.

 

Climagroup comprises seven companies that came together to share their passion, experience and know-how. Although Cooltech, Borcalor, Rob Air, Pure Air, De Noyette, Milieu & Koeltechniek and Climabel each retain their unique character, when combined together as the Climagroup, they offer the customer a much more powerful proposition.

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