|Architect||Burwell Deakins Architects|
University College London (UCL) has an unrivalled collection of works by the Neo-classical sculptor John Flaxman that were originally donated by his family in 1847 and are now housed in the purpose-built Flaxman Gallery under the cupola of the main UCL Library. At the centre of the gallery is an eleven foot high plaster model of Flaxman’s most famous statue depicting St. Michael overcoming Satan.
In addition to the grand architectural history of the building, what marked this project out as being special was the requirement that the grille should be solid bronze to harmonise with other architectural accents and the extremely tight radius for the trench heating which was required to follow the line of the bench seating above.
Jaga’s design solution was to build the circular trench in four quadrants. The highest quality bronze was sourced from France and the grilles were entirely hand-crafted with tightly spaced, slim-line slats. The trench units were delivered to UCL fully assembled, factory pressure-tested and beneath the grilles feature Jaga Type 15 Low-H2O heat exchangers. These are fast to respond and powerful enough to serve as a primary heat source when required.
Jaga Mini Canal ducts also fit into recesses as shallow as 90mm suiting the trench heating for retrofitting in older buildings as well as installations in new builds.
Minimal recess depth