The Stelrad LST range of safety radiators that ensure the casings of the radiators do not exceed 43°C have been selected for a number of care and nursing home projects around the UK and Ireland. Recently, the radiators were also selected for a special project in York.
Few buildings in the city of York are as iconic as the Terry’s Chocolate Works Clock Tower and sitting adjacent to this now is one of the country’s leading luxury care homes, The Chocolate Works Care Village.
Once home to the directors of Terry’s, the beautifully restored former headquarters building now offers a comprehensive range of care options from fully supported luxury care apartments to residential, nursing and dementia care. The £10 million restoration of this practically derelict, Grade II listed building was the brainchild of Springfield Healthcare Group CEO, Graeme Lee, whose vision of a luxury Care Village for the people of York and the surrounding area has become an awe-inspiring reality. When it is at capacity, it will provide a quality home for 102 elderly people in stunning surroundings.
The newly refurbished building features 124 Stelrad LST i Plus– Low Surface Temperature radiators, to provide warmth in the residents’ rooms and in the common areas – the corridors and meeting rooms. The radiators were installed by the M&E contractors for the project, Wheatley Mechanical and Electrical from Garforth, near Leeds.
Low Surface Temperature radiators are designed to be installed in environments where safety concerns are paramount. It is common to see LST radiators in hospitals, nurseries, schools, retirement homes and care homes. LST radiators by design are easy to keep clean and reduce potential injuries due to rounded corners and smooth finishes, notes the manufacturer.
“This is an impressive project and we’re delighted to have our radiators selected for it,” says Stelrad Specification Manager for the region, Joel Cumberbatch. “Specifiers are increasingly taking a closer look at our range of LST products and deciding they offer the safety levels required when older people are living close to a heating system in their homes or meeting up in public areas.
“It clearly makes sense to limit the level of heat that can be touched by people in their vicinity and the carefully designed casings around the radiators limit the maximum heat they can come into contact with to no more than 43°C – meeting the NHS Guidance for ‘safe hot water and surface temperature’. These radiators are also finished in antibacterial paint as standard, making them the number one choice for safety in critical environments.”
Graeme Lee, Group CEO for Springfield Healthcare Group, said: “Everything about the Chocolate Works Care Village is exceptional and that includes the heating system. It’s an older building with high ceilings a major feature of the design, so it’s vital that we are providing the right level of warmth and comfort for our residents. The Stelrad LST radiators offer this and the level of safety that is essential when older people are living in the property.”
More information about the Stelrad LST range can be obtained by visiting: www.stelrad.com, whilst you can find out more about the Chocolate Works Care Village by going to: www.chocolate-works.co.uk/about-care-village-york/