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32 PROJECT REPORT: EDUCATION & RESEARCH FACILITIES


Selectaglaze helps College improve sustainability


and modern architecture. In 2014 it began work on the West Court development by purchasing the Grade II Listed buildings belonging to its neighbour, Wesley House. The College wished to sensitively refurbish the Grade II Listed building to make it heat efficient and sustainable, while also keeping its original features. The main contractor, Cocksedge, approached Selectaglaze, one of the UK’s leading providers of secondary glazing, for advice and assistance. The primary windows were draughty, allowing heat to escape and suffered from noise ingress and egress. The secondary glazing had to be considerate with regard to the architectural heritage of Jesus College. Selectaglaze had previously worked on the


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College’s Chapel Court student accommoda- tion refurbishment, where it treated over 300


esus College, part of the University of Cambridge, is known for its Listed buildings, sustainable design projects,


openings. Selectaglaze subsequently installed over 100 secondary glazing units in West Court. It was important that the secondary glazing did not detract from the original primary windows - iron casements set into stone mullions. A combination of casements and horizontal sliders matched the original design to avoid the introduction of new sight- lines. Finished in anodised bronze, they complement the overall feel of the building. The College hopes to reduce its annual


energy costs as a result of Selectaglaze's work. Those staying there have found the accom- modation to be far more peaceful, with little or no distraction coming from the outside. Secondary glazing traps an insulating layer


of air, which can reduce heat loss by 50%. With the introduction of low emissivity glass, U-values of around 1.8 can be achieved. High performance twin seals help to virtually eradicate draughts. Furthermore, noise ingress is significantly reduced. A gap between the primary and secondary glazing


Design, manufacture and installation


S+B UK Limited is one of the UK’s longest established in the design, manufacture and installation of laboratory furniture, fume cupboards and associated services. S+B furniture systems have been devel- oped by one of Europe’s leading specialist


industrial designers to combine durability, function, ergonomics with a modern, clean, crisp and attractive appearance. S+B can supply everything from a single workstation or fume cupboard to a complete suite of state of the art research laboratories, serving R&D, Healthcare, Universities, Utilities, Food & Beverage and Industry.


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The Architects Datafile (ADF) website is an online provider of past and present products and news items for the architect or specifier. architectsdatafile.co.uk is a one-stop source for all the latest press releases providing any visitor with access to information about products and services that they may require. From the website, you can find links to digital


issues that have live links to advertisers’ sites, as well as daily email alerts to keep you as informed as possible.


www.architectsdatafile.co.uk Rockfon®


of at least 100mm achieves a reduction of 45dB - rising to more than 50dB if specialist acoustic glass is specified. Established in 1966, and a Royal Warrant


Holder since 2004, Selectaglaze is the leading specialist in the application of secondary glazing for all building types, from Listed universities to new build offices, working closely with clients to meet their requirements.


01727 837271 www.selectaglaze.co.uk Acoustic solutions bring harmony Scholar™ 40mm and Rockfon® 0208 222 7457 www.rockfon.co.uk Sapa shows design flare


An acclaimed new research building in Nottingham has seen the official switch on of a unique artwork whose aluminium tubes are embedded with fibre optic lights that respond to NASA measurements of solar flares; with the backdrop to the sculpture being a high-performance glazing


system from the range of Sapa Building System, part of Hydro Building Systems UK. The main area of glazed facade is 45 metres long and 15 metres tall, being made up of Sapa NRGY62 fixed lights measuring up to 4000mm wide by 1500mm high.


01684 853500 www.sapabuildingsystems.co.uk


Islwyn High in Caerphilly is an ambitious project to amalgamate two former schools in a new purpose-built development. A variety of Rockfon acoustic ceiling tiles are installed throughout the school to control noise and harmonise with the contemporary interior. Acoustics were high on the agenda when it came to the ceiling specification. Tropic™ dB40 ceiling tiles


are installed on the school’s top floors in part to reduce the noise generated internally by rainfall on the external metal roof.


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