Queen’s University Belfast

Project – Queens Cancer Research

Consultant Engineers – WYG


Builders – Mc Laughlin & Harvey

Contractor – Hanleys

The Heating Solution – Low H2O Jaga Strada Unit and the Zehnder Noval Vertical

The Details

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 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.

Completed 2012

Refurbishment of Ashby floors 7,8,9 and 10 for Engineering teaching and research

Sports stand, Upper Malone outdoor sports facilities

Refurbishment of Psychology and SPACE accommodation, David Keir Building

Clinical Techniques Laboratory, School of Dentistry


The Solution

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

Jaga Strada – Low H20 Energy Saving Radiator

The attractive Strada is a contemporary looking radiator that not only looks better than traditional steel panel radiators but also has superior performance due to Jaga’s 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.

Zehnder Nova Vertical

Available in vertical or horizontal versions and in a wide range that includes double panels or combinations of panel and convector fins, the Zehnder Nova 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


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