Heated Z Lockers at University of Derby
Client: University of Derby
Location: Kedleston Road
Project Type: Heated Lockers
Project Value (approx): £15k
Year Completed: 2022
One of our most popular products at Helmsman are our Heated Lockers. An innovative locker with a range of uses, including drying commuter clothes in the office, for modern spa washrooms, or swimming pool changing rooms.
The latest project including our Heated Lockers was at the University of Derby at the end of last year. As part of the Student Voice Improvements project, the University has made major improvements to its student’s wellbeing, education opportunities, and their social and study spaces.
A major focus was on the travel options for both staff and students. “In response to both student and staff feedback, the University has looked to improve its active travel facilities, focusing primarily this year on the experience and convenience of cycling into campus.” They have since created a new secure cycle storage compound, with CCTV and motion sensor lighting, as well as a service stand and tools station so any urgent repairs or adjustments can be made on campus.
Located within the Kirtley building, close to the cycle storage compound, are changing facilities with a number of showers, hairdryers and mirrors. As part of the upgrade to these facilities, the University has installed Heated Z Lockers. The shape of these lockers was chosen so that the user has the full height of the locker to gently dry their clothes and equipment that they used to cycle to university.
This unique shape makes them the perfect design for heated lockers. Simply hang your damp clothes inside and let the Heated Z Locker do the hard work. Air flows easily inside the locker, with a perforated base, and perforated slots at the top allow the damp air to escape. Single and twin tube heaters are available, with the heat source plugging into a 3-pin power socket, or wired into a fused switch.
A range of materials and colour finishes are available, and the University of Derby chose Laminate Z Locker doors in two colours. Laminate is a great choice of material as it creates a more Heavy Duty locker less likely to scratch, dent or damage.
With a large range of laminate manufacturers, including a carbon-neutral laminate supplier, our Heated Z Lockers can be a bright pop of colour through to a neutral wood affect laminate. The University of Derby chose two contrasting laminate colours in colours Sage and Elegant Grey from BioCarbon Laminates, providing a modern look to the Z Lockers. The lockers were also manufactured with seat stands, with the slats matching Elegant Grey door colour from BioCarbon Laminates.
We can also provide a range of accessories, from multiple lock options through to wrist straps, particularly popular with leisure centres and gyms. The project at University of Derby included oval laminated numbering, Lowe & Fletcher coin return locks and grey wrist straps.
The university were very pleased with their Heated Z Lockers, and we have since been back to measure up for some more laminate lockers. It was great for our team to work with University of Derby on this project, and we look forward to returning for the next project soon.