Coloured radiators add warmth to student accommodation in Leeds

Students heading for university these days expect quality student accommodation and part of that includes being in a warm and comfortable room served by a decent heating system. Students at Leeds University are now able to benefit from a heating system that shares its heat through a selection of Stelrad radiators – in anthracite grey – a mixture of 92 Vita Deco Concept and Compact with Style Coloured radiators.

Students at the University of Leeds have a wide selection of potential accommodation to choose from – including the impressive Devonshire Hall in Headingley, just a short walk from the world famous cricket and rugby league grounds. Devonshire Hall is a Victorian Gothic building which has been refurbished and added to with modern buildings in the grounds, that provide in total 592 rooms for students to choose from. Most rooms have a junior double or double bed and some of the standard rooms have a wash basin, with some en-suite rooms available. The foyer of the original building has a traditional fireplace with comfy chairs, where students can relax with their friends after a meal. Devonshire has a vibrant and active community that allows students selecting this as their home to get involved with a number of concerts and theatre performances throughout the year. They even have the opportunity to experience formal events ranging from Halloween balls to Burns Night celebrations.

The beautiful grounds are home to an imposing main hall, converted Victorian mansion houses, and other new, purpose-built accommodation. The Hall is great for music and theatre enthusiasts, with practice rooms available as a rehearsal space. There are also great sporting facilities at the site, with a gym and a squash court.

“We were delighted to be selected to provide the radiators for this phase of the heating system upgrade,” says Stelrad’s North East and Cumbria Specification manager – Lewis Aird. “We’ve been involved in a number of student accommodation upgrade projects in the last year or so, but this is the first one I’ve been involved in where coloured radiators have been selected. Many of our radiators are available from stock in anthracite grey and these radiators really look very smart in the surroundings of student accommodation – in en-suite rooms or in the communal kitchen and bathroom areas.”

The radiators were supplied by merchant James Hargreaves in Hunslet and installed by heating contractors Yorkshire Building Services.

“We work with Stelrad radiators in many of our projects – on an almost daily basis and we do so because they offer a combination of quality and ease of installation for our team,” says Riz Mustafa from installation company Yorkshire Building Services. “Radiators offer a proven solution to sharing heat in commercial and residential projects.”

Radiators offer a sensible solution to sharing heat from either traditional boiler driven heating systems or renewable heating solutions like air source and ground source heat pumps. They simply require accurate specification and sizing to ensure they provide the levels of heat required for comfort heating. More information is available from Stelrad’s excellent web site at

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