Jaga UK opens state-of-the-art, low-carbon training facility

Jaga UK, designer and manufacturer of innovative, sustainable, heating, cooling, and ventilation systems, has officially opened its purpose-built, low-carbon facility in Ledbury, Herefordshire.

Jan Kriekels, Jaga CEO, cuts the ribbon to open the facility.

The state-of-the-art facility, named ‘Kriekels House’ after the company’s founding family, was opened on 20 June with a ceremony attended by Jaga employees, customers, suppliers, and industry partners.

Accelerating building decarbonisation

During his address, Jan Kriekels, Jaga CEO, highlighted the importance of achieving net-zero, emphasising Jaga’s role and the company’s commitment to accelerating the decarbonisation of buildings, before cutting the ribbon to officially open the facility

The company’s first state-of-the-art UK demo and training centre, Kriekel’s House was designed with a fabric-first approach to maximise energy-efficiency and minimise carbon emissions, in line with Jaga’s sustainability ethos, and features:

  • Offices and warehouse space: delivering an operational base to service UK customers.
  • Demo and training facility: enabling visitors to experience Jaga’s heat pump radiators and other low-carbon HVAC technologies in action and available for hands-on training for HVAC professionals and students.
  • Heating and cooling: provided by high-efficiency, low-temperature heat pump radiators powered by a combination of a 15kW ground source heat pump and four 16kW air source heat pumps.
  • Solar PV: covering half the roof space to generate over 120,000 kWh annually, supporting the facility’s energy needs and providing electric car charging stations for staff and visitors.
  • Advanced Building Management System: an Qbus system manages HVAC, lighting, and security, ensuring optimal performance and energy efficiency.
  • Fully accessible plant room on display: showcasing the full workings of a building serviced by renewable technologies.

Learning and innovation hub

Phil Mangnall, Managing Director of Jaga UK, expressed excitement about the new facility, saying: “After 11 months of building, we’re delighted to have moved into, and officially opened, our new building.

Kriekels House is designed to foster learning and innovation, and embodies our company ethos – centred around sustainability, creativity and social responsibility. Powered by renewable technologies, with open workspaces and dedicated training areas, we are well-equipped to continue delivering exceptional products for our customers and we hope to play a key role in inspiring the next generation of HVAC engineers to help design the net zero buildings of the future.

“We’d like to thank everyone who worked on Kriekels House, helping us make our dream sustainable facility a reality. Here’s to an exciting future in our new home.”

Images provided by Jaga UK