Westcoast Windows supplies energy saving Swedish composite windows for Nexus SEN School in Tonbridge

Last year Westcoast Windows embarked on their seventh school project with industry leading construction company BAM Construction. The new Nexus School in Upper Haysden Lane (formerly the Ridge View School) caters for children with additional and special needs. The team behind the new building has been praised for “leaving a positive and lasting impression” on the local area by the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS).

The team stood out with the CCS for making a positive impact by supporting the local school and colleges with careers and safety talks, and by hosting a number of visits.

The new school includes facilities such as a hydrotherapy pool, soft play and sensory rooms, together with fully fitted classrooms and outdoor play spaces. In addition, a life skills building provides a home environment to teach independent living skills for the older students.

Working with Guy Holloway Architects, the school was specified with Westcoast Windows Classic series composite windows covering 450m2 and aluminium doors – a proven combination on projects of this kind. The fixed unit windows were fitted with solar control glass throughout, reducing solar energy transmission and therefore heat build-up in the classrooms, where the ventilation is controlled mechanically.

The Westcoast Windows Classic series composite windows are a unique design manufactured with aluminium profiles and high density, slow grown, knot-free laminated timber, sourced from sustainable forests. With an elegant design and modern function, they are available in fixed light, inward and outward opening windows and doors, and sliding doors, in 28mm double and 36mm triple glazing.

The school headteacher, Jacqui Tovey, praised BAM Construction: “All of the students are very excited about their new school and we can’t thank BAM enough for making our vision a reality.”

Read more about this project on the BAM Construction website: New school in Tonbridge leaves lasting impression says inspector

You can view the progress of the project on YouTube, courtesy of UK Elite Facades: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F5EB-XeKJM

To find out more about Swedish composite windows and doors for educational projects contact: info@westcoastwindows.com or call 01359 241944.

Image reproduced by kind permission of BAM Construction.

Westcoast Windows supplies energy saving Swedish composite windows for Nexus SEN School in Tonbridge