Aluminium windows and doors from Total Glass, a leading commercial aluminium manufacturer, have been installed on refurbished buildings acquired by the University of Chester at the former Shell Technology Centre at Thornton, near Ellesmere Port.
The Thornton site with its 48 buildings is now the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, representing the University’s most substantial acquisition in its 175-year history.
Working closely with main contractors Wynne Construction, Total Glass manufactured and installed 35 new aluminium windows in the front elevation of Building 38, a striking 1930s Art Deco building and now the site’s library.
The Sapa Crown 52 window system was specified to replicate the appearance of original steel windows in keeping with the historic building’s character for a more uniform and authentic look. The building, echoing the shape of an aircraft, also boasts an impressive internal cast steel double staircase.
The windows incorporate Sunguard SN70/37 solar-controlled glass to allow for maximum light transmission, while reducing solar gain and preventing excessive heat build-up. All the frames have an RAL 7021 black polyester powder-coated finish.
Sapa ST thermally-broken commercial entrance doors in a matching finish were also fitted in the curved front elevation, providing greater security and thermal-efficiency.
At nearby Building 58, Total Glass supplied and installed aluminium curtain walling manufactured using the Comar System. The solar-controlled glazing incorporated feature coloured vinyl obscuring the glass to create a letter 'T'.
The Liverpool-based fabricator is also completing similar window replacement projects at three further buildings on the Thornton site, which are due to be completed by the end of the year.
For more information, contact Total Glass on 0151 549 2339 or visit the website at www.totalglass.com.