CMS Window Systems recently took part in the development of a new student campus, providing a comprehensive package of aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling in the North Ayrshire town of Largs.
The project was developed by North Ayrshire Council in conjunction with infrastructure partnership hub South West and was designed by JM Architects. The aim of the development was to accommodate the new Largs Primary School and equip the pupils with the widest range of facilities, including two theatres, a gym hall, art classrooms with balconies that enable outdoor working, a 7-a-side pitch, and a multi-use games area.
CMS Window Systems was specified to manufacture and install an extensive mix of aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling. This was manufactured to the architect’s specification using a variety of Metal Technology systems which ensure the fenestration delivers multiple aesthetic, thermal performance, comfort, safety and security benefits over a long, low maintenance service life.
The windows utilise Metal Technology’s System 4-35 Hi+ to provide top hung vents and fixed lights, with the doors created using its thermal 5-20D Hi+ system. Curtain walling features throughout the campus too, which was created by CMS Window Systems using Metal Technology’s System 17.
The majority of the glazing specification was for 28mm double insulating units, featuring a 6mm Securit Planitherm Ultra N II low-e glass on the outer skin, and a 6mm SGG Securit safety glass on the inner skin. The 16mm cavity features a warm edge spacer bar in black, with an argon gas filled.
In areas of the building where there was a need for greater solar control, the glazing featured a 6mm Cool‐lite SKN 174 II outer pane. Additional security objectives in ground floor/vulnerable areas were also met by the use of a 6.8mm SGG Stadip laminate safety glass inner pane.
Stephen Anderson, Aluminium Contracts Director at CMS Window Systems added: “We are delighted to have worked with North Ayrshire Council and Morrison Construction on this fantastic educational project, which I’m sure will benefit many generations of young people. Our team has once again demonstrated its ability to deliver the highest quality result through our market-leading technical expertise at all stages through design, manufacture and installation.
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