SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
SAS Juniors take silver Working alongside the local council, Senior Aluminium Systems has supplied a range of silver anodised window and door sets for the new extension to St Anne's junior school in Rotherham. The SPW 600 commercial system meets the thermal insulation demands of Part L, and is durable, light, corrosionresistant, cost-effective, maintenance-free and fully recyclable. The range includes fixed lights, top-hung, side-hung and overswing windows, and single and double rebated doors.
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SGB ROVACABIN Ten become one to build modular nursery SGB Rovacabin has installed a permanent children's nursery at RAF High Wycombe by linking together 10 individual Rovacabin units. Designers of the 350m° modular building, which was completed within a very short space of time, were keen to have traditional building features, such as a pitched roof, brick-clad finish, car park and external play areas.
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AIRCRETE Quick-fi x blocks ideal for tight deadlines To achieve a watertight envelope quickly for the new Learning Centre at Ridgeway High School in Birkenhead, designers chose Aircrete blocks and thin-joint mortar. Using Aircrete products with a steel frame construction, the team gained valuable additional weeks for the programme, which was completed in time for the new school term.
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TECHNAL Academy squares up to glass systems The second phase of a new academic square at the University of Warwick has been completed using a range of Technal glazing systems. MC Trame Horizontale curtain walling was chosen for the front elevation, while Technal's FX146 casement windows were used as punched openings for the rendered wall and ribbon glazing for the areas of terracotta panelling and cedar cladding. The three-storey scheme includes seminar rooms, administrative offi ces, common rooms and a central 'street' with a large circulation area.
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KEYMER TILES Cambridge Beehives get wrapped in red Three new unusual slanted buildings at Churchill College in Cambridge have made extensive use of Wealden Red tiles from Keymer. Dubbed the Beehives, the student accommodation buildings are wrapped in more than 38,000 tiles, elegantly folding in and out around the top of the timber-framed punched out windows. Keymer's special corner tiles enabled each of the four interfaces of the building to blend harmoniously with one another, and contrast strikingly with the large panels of concrete cladding.
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TRA Range of trusses adds to the storey Swadelands School in Lenham, Kent, has 10 extra classrooms thanks to the addition of a second floor to the existing single-storey building. To overcome the difficulty of supplying trussed rafters for the 25° pitch, L-shaped roofing structure, which was further complicated by the distribution of load-bearing walls and the hipped ends, Palgrave Brown had to design more than 20 different confi gurations. Many of the trusses were formed of two mono-pitched trusses with a seperate central truss section. Large quantities of strength-graded infill timber were also supplied.
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SASH UK Conservatory play area lasts all year The Willows Nursery at Willowgarth High School in Grimethorpe, South Yorkshire, has a specially designed conservatory by Sash UK. Built in a minimal amount of time to avoid disruption, the 6m x 10m conservatory incorporates an aluminium portal sub-frame and is used as an all-year-round play area for children.
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