The Strathclyde Fire & Rescue (SFR) Training Centre is an educational facility spread across 30 acres in Clydesmill, Scotland. The project took over a year to complete, at a cost of £4.6 million. The building is constructed over two floors, and consists of training zones, lecture halls, auditoriums and a state-of-the-art command training suite.
Designed with sustainability and low energy usage in mind, the SFR Training Centre incorporates a large number of ecofriendly features – including wind turbines, biomass boilers, a rainwater harvesting system, and Jaga heating products.
As a result of these sustainability initiatives, the SFR Training Centre’s main academic building has been awarded a prestigious ‘Excellent’ rating by the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM). Jaga provided 500 metres of Mini Dynamic Canal trench heating to run alongside the large glass panels fitted throughout the expansive reception and the teaching rooms. This perimeter heating system recirculates and heats the cool air next to the glass, creating a continual warm ‘barrier’, and ensuring a comfortable learning environment for all occupants, even in the cold Scottish winters.
The Mini Dynamic Canal uses Jaga’s Low-H2O technology, and has also been fitted with Dynamic Boost Effect (DBE) technology. The result of the combination of these two Jaga technologies is quick-response, efficient and powerful heating. Jaga’s Deco Panel Vertical radiators were also installed in the corridors of the SFR Training Centre. Narrow and unobtrusive, the Deco Panel Vertical takes up minimal space in the long corridors, while its sleek and elegant design is in keeping with the modern aesthetic of rest of the building.
Darren Forbes, Project Engineer at Balfour Beatty, was keen to stress the benefits of using Jaga heating solutions on the project. “Jaga was ideal for Strathclyde Fire & Rescue training centre,” he said. “Their products have a proven track-record as energy efficient and sustainable heat sources, as well as being understated and stylish, providing the perfect heating solution for this project.”