Jaga case study on The Quadrant:MK, Network Rail's new national headquarters
Jaga Mini Canal trench heating system
Over 1.25 kilometres of Jaga’s Mini Canal trench heating system were installed throughout The Quadrant:MK, using Jaga’s Low-H2O technology.
Jaga Network Rail Case Study
New Quadrant:MK national headquarters for Network Rail
Building Services Consultant: URS
Construction Contractors: Bam
The Quadrant:MK is Network Rail’s new national headquarters located in Milton Keynes.
construction of the 400,000 square foot building took well over a year
cost of £107 million.
With over 3,000 employees working in the brand-new offices, The Quadrant:MK is set to make Network Rail the largest employer in Milton Keynes.
Network Rail are committed to being eco-friendly, and the multiple ‘green’ features of the building include:
- ‘Living roofs’
- recycled rainwater
- shaded glass
- multiple electric car recharging points
- sustainable and energy-efficient heating systems
Over 1.25 kilometres of Jaga’s Mini Canal trench heating system were installed throughout The Quadrant:MK – adjacent to the large glass panels that feature on all floors.
- prevent condensation
- unwanted draughts
- ensurebuilding’s occupants are comfortable at all times
The Mini Canal uses Jaga’s Low-H2O technology – a low-mass, low-water content system, equipped with an efficient fin tube element that complies with present and future building codes.
The super-light, ultra-thin sheets of aluminium and copper – 181 fins per metre of radiator – react faster when warmth is needed, meaning the Mini Canal consumes less energy and cuts carbon-emissions by 10% which helps to ensure The Quadrant:MK’s sustainability.
The Mini Canals were delivered to The Quadrant:MK fully-assembled, pre-tested and ready-to-fit for ease of installation.
The trench has various depth and size options, and its versatility proved essential for this project, due to the 500 mm excess void on each level.
Jaga was able to adapt to this larger than usual depth, manufacturing bespoke ‘top-hat’ feet that raised the lengths of Mini Canal to the appropriate height.
To match the stylishly modern interior of The Quadrant:MK, an aluminium rigid grille was used – elegantly hiding the innovative and eco-friendly technology beneath.
For more detailed information including technical information download the Jaga Network Rail Case Study pdf above.