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West Leigh carried out its sub-contract on behalf of the Neilcott Construction Group, supplying a variety of window types, all manufactured using the W40 system of steel sections. The Daniel Connal Partnership was the architectural practice in charge of the project.

The Architectural technologist for the Daniel Connal Partnership, Matthew Fitzpatrick, comments: “We wanted to use steel windows in the new build element of this scheme to ensure unison with the existing building windows. We were very pleased with the design assistance we received from West Leigh and with the quality of the work they did, much of it having to be completed during a short time period.”

The package included double glazed windows with horizontal pivots, all hot dip galvanized and finished in a RAL 7031 Grey polyester powder coat. The 26 mm IG units are made up with a 4 mm soft coat inner leaf and an argon fill for the 18 mm cavity.

The BRIT School, located in The Crescent, Croydon, specialises in educating young people seeking to enter the performing and creative arts and has nurtured some famous talent in its time. The School’s principal source of funds, including that for the new building and refurbishment of the main building, is the Department for Education, with important additional support from the British Record Industry Trust, the organisation behind the BRIT Awards.

The new building includes facilities that reflect the growing importance of digital media to the creative industries. It also houses new facilities for the dance and music departments, thereby freeing up space in the main school building for an expanded canteen, new library and open study area, a lecture theatre and new digital editing rooms.

For more information on steel windows, call the Steel Window Association on 0844 249 1355, e-mail info@steel-window-association.co.uk or look at www.steel-window-association.co.uk.