Forth Valley College is one of Scotland’s leading providers of education and training delivering more than 750 courses from its main campuses in Alloa, Falkirk and Stirling. It is recognised throughout the UK and beyond for its innovative, creative approach to learning and teaching. This equips its students with the skills and experience they need to develop their careers.
The Falkirk Campus opened in 2020 and comprises an impressive modern building offering an excellent environment for learning. Included in this new campus was a well-designed heating system to ensure students and staff were comfortable at all times of the year. Key to the heating system was the use of Stelrad radiators throughout the campus – a mix of more than 300 Stelrad Planar radiators –– both horizontal and vertical models – alongside 40 Concord Lo-Line floor mounted radiators and several of Stelrad’s best-selling range of low surface temperature radiators.
Specification was secured via consultants K J Tait and Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick was lead contractor on the project. The radiators were supplied via the local Wolseley branch.
In February 2020, local SNP MP for Linlithgow and East Falkirk, Martyn Day and his partner were given a tour of the new Campus by principal Dr Ken Thomson. The MP said: “I am absolutely delighted to see first-hand the new facilities. This is without doubt a state-of -the art learning environment. The Falkirk Campus is a valued part of our community.”
Dr Thomson said: “It was great to show Martyn around the new campus. Our new facilities will be able to offer cutting edge educational and vocational training to help continue the economic development of this area in the coming years.”
“We were delighted to see our radiators specified for inclusion in this prestigious project,” said Stelrad’s Head of Marketing, Chris Harvey. “We have seen our radiators selected for an increasing number of large-scale, education related projects in schools, colleges and universities across the UK in the past couple of years. This building is leading edge and highlights how well our radiators can contribute to comfort in larger commercial properties that require efficient sharing of heat around the premises. We were delighted to see a selection of our radiators chosen to work together in different parts of the building where particular visual qualities were required. We’re seeing our vertical radiators chosen more often to provide effective heating, but with the additional aesthetic aims of maximising on the visual appearance of the radiators. And the use of our LST range where safety is the prime concern and there is a need for a ‘safe to touch’ option is the icing on the cake in this project.”
To find out more about the Planar, Concord and LST radiators installed in this impressive new project go to www.stelrad.com. You can call for information on 0844 543 6200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can also see regular updates from Stelrad on Twitter @Stelrad and Facebook @StelradRadiators.