Opened in September 2015, Five Spires Academy in Lichfield was built due to a shortage of primary schools in the area.
To fit within the modern, sleek appearance of the new academy, over 40 Merriott Precision radiators of all sizes were installed. Several large sizes were specified to ensure the output required was met to heat the open classrooms, with smaller sizes such as the 143mm high Precisions selected to sit under coat hangers to dry wet clothes.
Sitting adjacent to the school is the nursery where 17 SMART Plus Radiant Panels were also specified. The children at the nursery are often outside in the garden, which is accessed by French patio doors. These are often left open during playtime. For this reason, the radiant panel was the perfect choice – providing instant heat at the flick of a switch whilst cutting energy costs significantly. When the kids come in from playing they have instant warmth.
Helen Bye, Headteacher at Five Spires, said: “I am very happy with the radiators that have been installed in my school. They are modern and fit well with the look and ethos of the school. Their performance is excellent, I am able to control the temperature of the rooms easily and the radiators respond quickly. We can keep a consistent temperature throughout the building whilst keeping the radiators on an economical setting.”