LST radiators HMS Drake, Plymouth

LST radiators HMS Drake, Plymouth

Project: Parker VC Building, Plymouth
Specifiers: Hulley & Kirkwood, Capita, Interserve
The Heating Solution: Maxi LST

Jaga have supplied their Maxi Low Surface Temperature (LST) radiators to a state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility within the HMS Drake Naval Base. To aid the recovery of veterans who have suffered life-changing injuries or illnesses whilst serving their nation, Help for Heroes built the facility and adaptive accommodation in Plymouth.

With the residential scheme providing accommodation for injured servicemen in preparation for return to service or reintroduction into non-military life, it was important to understand the exact needs of the occupants to ensure upmost comfort and ease of accessibility. The vision was to create a ‘hotel’ like atmosphere within the complex. Simple, accessible, fast-responding, low mass heating systems that were not only efficient, but that could be easily controlled individually from room to room, were required.

Justin Lees, Plymouth Office Director at Hulley & Kirkwood, explains that “due to the nature of injuries, it was necessary to have controllable heat as one occupant might require more or less heat than another.” It was also imperative that the heat emitters were quiet. “The team wanted to create a comfortable space that was peaceful and healing for the injured,” said Justin. “Noisy emitters were not an option.”

A further important consideration for the Parker VC accommodation was the energy-efficiency of the building. Plymouth City Council’s onsite renewable planning policy requirements, meant a 15% carbon reduction, by onsite renewable energy sources needed to be realised. This was achieved through the use of solar panels on the roof and ground source heat pumps. However, this meant the chosen heating solutions had to be able to work effectively with these low flow temperature applications.

With a positive relationship already established on previous successful projects, Hulley & Kirkwood worked closely with Jaga to identify a heating system that could provide all the necessary requirements for such a specific application. Justin identified Jaga’s Maxi Low Surface Temperature (LST) radiators as ticking all the right boxes.

With comfort and safety going hand in hand in such an application as the Parker VC building, Jaga’s Maxi LST radiators provide not only powerful and energy-efficient heating, but also ensure safety too.

A total of 95 Jaga Maxi LST radiators were installed throughout the site, including two per family room and three in the reception. All were equipped with Jaga’s Dynamic Boost Effect (DBE) technology to provide high output at low flow temperatures and a flexible, fast response. While this allowed for the necessary heat pump compatibility, it also meant the temperature of each room could be controlled by its occupant – a ‘must have’ functionality for the facility.

Download project datasheet here.

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