Jaga UK opens low-carbon showroom and training facility in Herefordshire

Jaga UK has officially opened its new purpose-built low-carbon facility in Ledbury, Herefordshire.

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.

A Vision for Net Zero

Jan Kriekels, the CEO and visionary leader of Jaga, emphasised the company’s commitment to accelerating the decarbonisation of buildings. During his address, he highlighted the importance of achieving net-zero emissions and showcased Jaga’s role in this global initiative before cutting the ribbon to officially open the facility.

The opening marks a significant milestone for Jaga as it’s home to the company’s first state-of-the-art UK demo and training facility, where they can showcase the powerful heating and cooling capacity of their products with heat pumps, and visitors can get hands-on experience with low-carbon HVAC technologies.

Features of Kriekels House

In line with the company’s sustainability ethos, Kriekels House was designed with a fabric-first approach to maximise energy-efficiency and minimise carbon emissions. The building features:

  • Offices and warehouse space: Providing a comprehensive operational base to service UK customers.
  • Demo and training facility: The first of its kind in the UK, this space allows visitors to experience Jaga’s heat pump radiators and other low-carbon HVAC technologies in action. It will be 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: Solar panels covering half the roof space 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: A Qbus system manages HVAC, lighting, and security, ensuring optimal performance and energy efficiency.
  • Fully accessible plant room on display: Visitors can see the full workings of a building serviced by renewable technologies.

Phil Mangnall, Managing Director of Jaga UK, expressed excitement about the new facility, he said: “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.”