Queen’s University Belfast

Name of Project: QUB, New Computer Science, Belfast
Consultant Engineers: Williams & Shaw
Builders: Mc Laughlin & Harvey
Contractor: Blackburn M & E
The Heating Solution: Zehnder Stratos, Zehnder Nova, LSA Cassette Effect Over door Air Curtains, Herz Valves


The objective was to create a high-quality transparent building that establishes a discrete identity for Computer Science, integrating both teaching and research; and to deliver a stimulating environment for staff and students. The new four-storey 3,000m2, building, with a glazed front elevation, is built around and extends the concrete frame of the existing structure. In keeping with the University’s commitment to sustainability, the building has been designed to minimize its impact on the environment and to achieve the target of Building Research Establishment
Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) “Excellent” rating.


Versatile’s heating solution for the QUB – New Computer Science Building / Bernard Crossland Building was the

Zehnder Stratos – Floor Mounted
Due to very low sill height, open plan internal space and requiring as much heat output from low level emitters in front of glazing, the floor mounted Zehnder Stratos was the perfect choice.

Zehnder Nova – Vertical and Horizontal
The low water content with efficient fast heat up were in keeping with the university’s environment ethos. Due to restricted internal space the use of vertical novas was ideal.

LSA Cassette Effect Over Door Air Curtain
Requirement for product was neat, tidy, aesthetically pleasing with good output. This product has a high output compared to physical size and has all the qualities required

Herz Valves


Zehnder Stratos
Due to its unobtrusive design and offering exceptionally high outputs, the Zehnder Stratos combines minimum and limited space with the maximum heat advantage.


  • Fully tested and compliant to EN 442
  • Neat, compact design
  • Exceptionally high heat output
  • Safety enhanced, robust construction
  • White powder coat finish
  • Combination brackets for floor/wall mounting
  • Laser welded fins

Zehnder Nova Vertical and Horizontal
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

LSA Cassette Effect Over Door Air Curtain
LSA Cassette Effect – Recessed Air Curtain Range – Ready For Connection, With self-supporting sheet steel housing with no screws visible in sight area, powder coated in white RAL 9016 (PVC Free) other RAL Colours available on request.

  • Sound and heat – damping insulation
  • Specially Designed to be installed flush with the ceiling
  • All connections made sideways
  • The necessary mounting space is only 260mm
  • Flush installation to the ceiling tiles is possible
  • Parallel air inlet preparation
  • A two or three way valve can be easily connected to the warm water connections
  • Double Outlet Vanes
  • Adjustable to 5 positions

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