SWEDISH COMPOSITE WINDOWS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF AWARD-WINNING TOURIST VISITOR CENRE FOR ESSEX WILDLIFE TRUST
Westcoast were pleased to supply the energy efficient aluminium timber composite windows for the development of the new Essex Wildlife Trust visitor centre at Walton-on-the-Naze.
The Naze Centre is a major £900,000 project, with funding by the Lottery ‘Coastal Community Fund’, providing information and facilities for visitors to the Naze, and a hub from where Essex Wildlife Trust is running events and educational facilities for school and college groups.
The Naze is included in the curriculum for GCSEs and A-Levels, as a case study for wildlife, fossils, geology, coastal processes, coastal communities and more.
The Naze Centre is a low energy, eco-friendly building using heat pumps and recycled materials, and required high performance windows to help achieve this – Westcoast Swedish composite windows were the ideal choice.
- 95m2 of windows and doors
- Double-glazed Classic Series
- Eco-friendly building demanded high performance energy efficient composite windows to maximise light and minimise heat loss
- External finish: RAL 7012 (grey)
- Internal finish: Clear lacquer wood
The low maintenance aluminium exterior was finished in charcoal grey RAL 7012, combined with the warm wood lacquered timber interior finish, which was specified to match the internal glulam timber frame.
The large energy efficient composite windows used in this project maximise the light, and minimise heat loss to create a bright, modern and welcoming visitor centre.
The Naze Education and Visitor Centre won the 2017 RICS Tourism & Leisure Award 2018 for the East of England.