Keir Hardie Health Park is a new £30 million healthcare development funded by Cwm Taf Health Board in Aberdare Road, Merthyr Tydfil which was built as part of the ‘Design for Life’ NHS Trust Framework Agreement. The Health Park combines community health and GP services, outpatient clinics and therapies, plus mental health and learning disability services, all under one roof. The three-storey building covers 100,000m² and is also home to community dentistry, and functions as a base for voluntary sector organisations.
The-state-of-the-art centre has replaced the outdated health facilities in the Merthyr Tydfil area, with sustainable heating at the forefront of design of the project. Partnered with air-source heat pumps, Jaga’s Maxi Low-Surface Temperature and Basic radiators have both been used in general access areas, and also in the private and consulting rooms to provide safe, energy-efficient heating.
The Maxi LST was specified because of its ultra-safe, energy-efficient, robust features including a cool-to-touch protective casing with curved edges to prevent burns or injury for those most vulnerable like children or the elderly. Additionally, anti-ligature grilles were installed as a further safety measure in the areas of the Health Park where patients are particularly vulnerable, such as the mental health clinic, to help prevent self-harm.
Jaga Basic radiators were installed in a number of private areas throughout the development in order to provide additional energy-efficient heating. The Basic is a light-weight, contemporary radiator, equipped with a scratch-resistant casing. The Maxi LST and Basic are both equipped with Low-H20 technology, to provide a powerful, energy-efficient output - using only one tenth of water compared to traditional steel panel radiators, saving on energy and cutting carbon emissions by up to 10%.