Queens University Belfast

  • Consultant Engineers: WYG
  • • Builders: Mc Laughlin & Harvey
  • Contractor: Hanleys

The University is located within three Conservation Areas – Queen’s, Malone and Stranmillis – and is one of the largest owners of listed buildings in Northern Ireland. Queen’s has more than 250 buildings, built over a span of 150 years, over 100 of which are listed as being of special architectural or historical interest.

Over the past decade or so, more than £40 million has been spent on buildings within the Conservation Area. The University’s work as a champion of the city’s heritage has won national recognition. The Great Hall project received a Royal Institute of British Architects award in 2002 and is now the centrepiece of the University, as well as one of the city’s most important civic spaces.

The Challenge

The conservation of this unique and historical environment places a huge responsibility on the University. It also presents a challenge architecturally as Queen’s is expanding and will sometimes need to build new accommodation. Queen’s is committed, however, to protecting the University’s heritage while also constructing exciting new buildings for the future.

The Solution

The heating solution for the QUB Cancer research Dept. was the Low H2O Jaga Strada Unit and the Runtal Vertical. Both products were selected on the basis of their energy efficiency as well as their aesthetics.

nZEB – Low H20 Energy Saving Radiator
The attractive nZEB is a contemporary looking radiator that not only looks better than traditional steel panel radiators but also has superior performance due to Low H20 technology inside. Its elegant slim design offers a cool-touch front panel and is available in white or a cool sandblast metallic grey as standard. Alternative colours available on request. See our nZEB Range 

Runtal Rad
Available in vertical or horizontal versions and in a wide range that includes double panels or combinations of panel and convector fins, the Runtal Rad provides the total solution for any environment.

• Low water content with efficient, fast heat up
• Durable powder coat finish (Standard RAL9016 white)
• Wide range of colours including metallic finishes
• Horizontal (H) and Vertical (V) types available
• Floor mounted options
• Raised access floor application option
• High pressure options
• Bespoke connection positions, vertical or horizontal entry
• Tested to current EN442 requirements


Project Cost

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