Low Surface Temperature radiators ‘perfect’ for new Welsh health and fitness centre

As well as being an important element of heating systems in hundreds of thousands of homes across the UK, Stelrad radiators can be found sharing heat in a huge number of public buildings and facilities. In particular, where young, elderly and vulnerable people gather, Stelrad’s leading range of Low Surface Temperature radiators are ideal, offering a level of safety combined with efficient distribution of heat from a heating system.

The Aberavon Leisure and Fitness Centre which houses a brand new eight lane, 25 metre swimming pool and a host of fitness and ‘dry side’ leisure facilities under one roof in South Wales, is one of the latest public facilities to benefit from the specification of these excellent radiators.

Aberavon Leisure & Fitness Centre caters for the fitness and leisure needs of both the local and wider communities in the greater Neath Port Talbot area. Whether for a child learning to swim, local worker looking to get fit, or simply someone looking to unwind, this is the perfect place. As well as the sport, fitness, and leisure offerings, the venue houses an attractive café for all beachfront visitors as well as centre users.

The old swimming baths in Aberavon were burned down in a major fire in 2009 and the local council promised to replace them with a modern new facility as soon as possible. Keeping to its word the Neath & Port Talbot County Borough Council has provided a magnificent new facility within a stone’s throw of the beach of which the area can be very proud.

Main contractor for the new build was Heron Brothers, an award winning project development and construction company operating across the UK, Ireland and Europe with a speciality in working on major sporting venues and facilities. The M&E contractor responsible for the heating in the building was F P Hurley – a company committed to providing efficient and high quality mechanical and electrical solutions to the construction industry.

The building saw the installation of around fifty Stelrad LST radiators in various sizes and outputs, in changing rooms and toilets, corridors and offices around the impressive building. Jonathan Hyde oversaw the installation of the heating system for F P Hurley: “We have worked with Stelrad radiators previously in a number of projects and recognise the quality of the products and the ease of installation that comes with them. In particular we like the way the radiator covers fit closely to the walls covering not just the radiators but all pipework as well. We also like the fact that they are tamperproof – it’s extremely difficult for anyone to get inside the casing meaning that radiators that are in places open to the public, are as safe as its possible for them to be.”

David Last is Stelrad’s Business Development Manager in South Wales: “We were delighted that our radiators were selected for this project. We’re seeing the LST radiators specified widely across Wales and in a wide range of applications from public amenities such as the Aberavon LFC but also in sheltered housing schemes, schools, nurseries and care and nursing homes across the country as well.”

To find out more about the Stelrad range of radiators head for stelrad.wpengine.com. Alternatively, you can call for brochures and information on 0844 543 6200, or email marketing@stelrad.com . You can follow Stelrad on Twitter @Stelrad or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/StelradRadiators.

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Stelrad LST in the entrance hallway at Aberavon LFC

Stelrad LST in the entrance hallway at Aberavon LFC

Stelrad LSTs have been installed in all the loos and changing rooms at Aberavon Leisure and Fitness Centre

Stelrad LSTs have been installed in all the loos and changing rooms at Aberavon Leisure and Fitness Centre

Angry skies over Aberavon LFC

Angry skies over Aberavon LFC