A new eco-facility has been opened in Ledbury by a heating and cooling company.

Jaga UK, a company renowned for its sustainable heating, cooling and ventilation designs, has celebrated the opening of its new facilities, Kriekels House on Lower Road Trading Estate.

Despite being situated in Ledbury for over 25 years and employing 27 people, many of whom live in the area, the company has remained relatively unknown in the community.

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The firm's managing director, Phil Mangnall, has plans to alter this with the launch of the new eco-facility.

The building was opened on Thursday, June 20 with a welcome morning to give neary businesses the chance to learn about renewable technologies and tour the facility.

The event was followed by an opening ceremony for Jaga employees and clients.

The company's CEO, Jan Kriekels, emphasised the company's aims to speed up the decarbonisation of buildings.

The importance of achieving net-zero emissions and Jaga's role in achieving this was also highlighted.

The new facility is laden with features including conference rooms, demo and training facilities, and a heating and cooling system powered by Jaga's high-efficiency heat pump radiators.

To top it off, solar panels covering half the building's roof produce over 120,000 kWh annually, fulfilling the facility's energy needs and offering electric car charging ports for staff and visitors.

With an air of excitement about the new eco-facility, Mr Mangnall, 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 look forward to welcoming local organisations as well as schools and colleges to use our facilities and learn more about renewables and low carbon heating and cooling."