Granada helps to deliver comfortable and creative inspiration for art students

  • 23 Jan 2020

Granada Glazing recently helped to deliver a bespoke secondary glazing solution for the School of Fine Art in Leeds.

The School of Fine Art in Leeds, which occupies an elegant building on University Road, invested £7.6 million relocating to the refurbished building, providing students with an inspirational learning environment.

The building benefits from large windows that characterise the outside of the building, allowing in plenty of natural light to aid the students’ creativity.

However, the 1927 building’s design and function of the primary single glazed windows required some creative thinking from Granada Glazing’s technical team.

One of the many challenges in the restoration project was the addition of a sympathetic secondary glazing system, which not only had to maintain the existing appearance of the sizeable windows, but also allow their original opening lights to remain functional. Secondary glazing was specified to reduce the carbon footprint of the building and blend in seamlessly with the existing architectural features.

To maintain total functionality of the primary glazing, Granada advised the installation of heritage hinged units which can be easily opened for cleaning and maintenance. The original windows opened from the top, making it difficult for students and lecturers to open the windows for ventilation and cooling the room.

Consequently, Granada developed a bespoke gearing solution to allow the primary and secondary glazing to be opened simultaneously.

Granada Glazing worked in close partnership with contractors Sewell Construction Ltd and Fuse Architects. Having demonstrated excellent product quality and product functionality, alongside expert project management on this project, Granada Glazing was specified by Fuse Architects to supply their heritage hinged unit with bespoke gearing system for the University of Hull.

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