Stirling Barracks

Stirling Barracks

Application: Private & Public Buildings

Stirling Barracks is a former base for the Royal Army Ordnance Corps situated on the Forthside estate in Stirling, Scotland.

The Victorian stone-walled building, known informally as The French Barracks, sat unused and in disrepair until a partnership between Stirling Council and charity The Robertson Trust was established to inject new life into the local landmark.

Following extensive refurbishment, the site has now become a Third Sector hub, providing accommodation for charitable organisations and social enterprises to share space, learning and creativity, whilst maximising financial efficiency and encouraging collaborative working.

Given the flexible and multi-occupancy nature of the space, one of the challenges was to figure out how to successfully heat the building without running up excessive energy bills.

The solution was a mixture of two Jaga Low-H20 radiators: Strada and Tempo, both of which react much quicker than a steel panel radiator to changes in temperature due to their low water content and clever design, resulting in energy savings of up to 15%.

A proportion of the Strada radiators were also fitted with DBE fan assistance, offering 3x the heat ouput allowing for smaller radiators to be chosen for the same comfort levels, whilst the Tempo models benefit from Low Surface Temperature (LST) design, making them cool to touch and safe for vulnerable visitors.

Thanks to this energy efficient heating system, charities that use Stirling Barracks can enjoy comfortable temperatures all year round without having to worry about the cost.