Derby City Council HQ

Project: Derby City Council HQ

A £32m redevelopment has seen The Council House enlarged and transformed into an energy-efficient HQ for Derby City Council.

The redeveloped building retains its 1930’s façade but is now designed to BREEAM ‘Excellent’ standards and has achieved an ‘A +’ rated Energy Performance Certificate. Sustainable measures include solar panelling, rainwater harvesting, and the supply and installation of energy-efficient heating solutions by Jaga.

For discreet heating throughout public areas, Mini Canal natural trenches - with DNA Designo rigid aluminium grilles - have been used in lengths and depths to suit the internal layout and different depth of floor voids. In other areas, slim-line Strada radiators, incorporating Low-H20 technology, maintain a comfortable ambient temperature and reduce energy costs.

The extensive use of glazed facades also necessitated space heating that would still allow uninterrupted vision through the façade. Mini Freestanding radiators were chosen for their unobtrusive, attractive appearance and powerful heat output.

In the imposing Council Chamber, a heating solution that provides well-distributed heat in the large space and makes an aesthetic statement was required. The ideal solution was Jaga’s award-winning Alpano Plus.