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27 November 2015 | Updated 01 January 1970

Elements from the complete range of architectural aluminium glazing systems from Kawneer have been used on the £20 million redevelopment of a primary school in the London borough of Lambeth.

The rebuilding of Fenstanton Primary School for 638 children and creation of a new 1,100-place academy, known as City Heights Academy, for sponsor E-ACT was completed in two phases over two years by main contractor Carillion. A special requirement of the brief to regular Kawneer specifier Jestico + Whiles architects was that the buildings should meet Part L of the Building Regulations.

Kawneer AA100 zone-drained capped curtain walling, AA540 fixed light and AA541 top-hung casement windows, medium duty swing and series 190 heavy duty commercial entrance doors, feature throughout the 1.5-hectare site at Abbots Park, Tulse Hill in Lambeth. It also includes as rooflights Kawneer's 451PT framing system which was designed in close collaboration with SCAPE.

The window frames and glass spec had to be thermally efficient to achieve the Part L Building Regulations requirements but the 50mm sightlines of the windows, transoms and mullions, were also important in the overall composition of the elevations.

“The energy efficiency of the buildings was very important,” said Daniel Bryan-Harris, architect for the project. “Achieving good daylighting of teaching spaces was critical but this had to be balanced against limiting solar gains and preventing overheating. We had successfully used Kawneer on previous education projects and it offered a wide range of products to suit the variety of windows and curtain walling types required for the project.”

A performance hall, sports centre, café and learning resource centre have also been positioned where they can be easily and securely accessed by local people.

Picture: Kawneer aluminium glazing systems were used throughout the Fenstanton Primary School f creation of a new 1,100-place City Heights Academy

Article written by Mike Gannon | Published 27 November 2015


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