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Column radiators for Blue Coat School


Stelrad’s impressive column radiators now provide the heat in one of the country’s leading co-educational schools – the Blue Coat School in Oldham.

First opened in 1834, the school’s founder, Thomas Henshaw, left a bequest to fund a school which would ‘provide education for the orphaned boys of the parish’. From these humble beginnings, the Blue Coat School has become one of the biggest and most successful schools in the country.

The original gothic Henshaw Building – the centrepiece of the school – has been refurbished and the heating system upgraded with the addition of more than 80 Stelrad column radiators – radiators that match the décor of the school to a tee. They have been installed in the corridors, several classrooms, the library and the mightily impressive boardroom that is decorated with historic artefacts that remind visitors of the school’s earlier days with boards announcing the various benefactors that contributed towards the school’s costs over the last nearly two hundred years. The radiators were installed by locally based JD Engineering.

“This project is ideal for the use of our traditional column radiators,” says Stelrad’s Paul Barlow. “Maintaining traditional design with a modern twist, our range of column radiators are a combination of good looking radiators with high levels of efficiency. Whether it’s one of our 2 column radiators, combining conventional style while still fitting right into a modern home or an older property, or one of our bigger 3 column radiators, which look just as good, but which are suited to larger rooms, emitting a higher heat output, while maintaining their fine design.”

Column radiators have been popular for hundreds of years – in fact these originally Victorian Radiators were the first radiators designed for style and performance. With modern engineering and new design features, modern column radiators are as efficient as they can be.

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