Westcoast Windows supply their Swedish composite windows for Stratford Academy in East London
Westcoast Windows design and manufacture genuine Swedish composite windows and doors in their factory on the west coast of Sweden. Their high performance, low maintenance, energy efficient double and triple-glazed composite windows are ideal for commercial developments, particularly schools and academies.
Westcoast Windows were pleased to partner with main contractors BAM Construction on the development at Stratford Academy in East London.
Designed by Nicholas Hare Architects, the school expanded to a 1500 student academy split over two sites. On the Upton Lane site the main entrance provides a strong visual focus for the building, between the projecting brick elements of the hall and staircase. Glazed meeting rooms sit beneath an attractive coloured box, highlighting the entrance to the Academy. The entrance at Grosvenor Road is highlighted via the double height canopy and curtain walling which links the two retained elements of the design.
Westcoast Windows have extensive experience of commercial projects of this size and specification – Stratford Academy typically involved window sizes of 2900mm x 2100mm, with a weight of around 175kg. The composite windows specification for this project required very high performance glass to prevent solar gain in the class rooms. Automated louvres, of around 600mm x 2000mm, supplied by Tek (www.tek-ltd.com) were glazed into Westcoast Windows units on site to help control room temperature.
You can find out more about our Swedish composite windows at: www.westcoastwindows.com or visit our inspiration page to view our gallery of commercial projects at: www.westcoastwindows.com/inspiration/
For further information about Westcoast Windows Swedish composite windows and doors for schools and academies developments, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01359 241944.
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For further information about BAM Construction visit: bam.co.uk @BAMconstructuk
For further information about Nicholas Hare Architects visit: www.nicholashare.co.uk @NHA_llp