Westcoast Windows were pleased to partner with main contractors BAM Construction on the development at Harris Academy in Greenwich.
Designed by Nicholas Hare Architects, Harris Academy is located on an expansive and generous site, housed in a new main teaching and administrations building, whilst three existing pavilions were retained and refurbished. The new main building forms a superblock with clear efficient circulation in a figure of eight around an external courtyard and triple height assembly hall space. Clad with insulated steel panels over a buff-brick base, the robust efficient new building reduces the height of buildings on site whilst improving the educational possibilities of the school.
Westcoast Windows is no stranger to commercial projects of this specification – Harris 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.
For multi-storey buildings where cleaning and/or reglazing is to be carried out internally.
TThe concealed projecting reversible hinge allows the sash to be fully reversed with all the action externally so the operation of the sash never interferes with curtains, blinds or internal fitments.
The easy glide mechanism incorporates integral safety restrictors which automatically engage when opening and when in the fully reversed cleaning position. Concealed multipoint espagnolette locking provides superior closing tightness for weatherproofing and acoustic attenuation and offers a secure night ventilation position.
For single storey buildings or high level balcony locations where cleaning can be carried out from within the building and reglazing is to be carried out externally.
The window has a side hung open out action, the sash being hung on a pair of concealed friction hinges. An opening angle of 90° can be achieved to enable external surfaces to be cleaned from within the building (max safe reach 850mm).
Concealed multipoint espagnolette locking provides superior closing tightness for weatherproofing and acoustic attenuation and offers a secure night ventilation position.