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Metal Technology rises to the education challenge

Sitting on the grounds of Bruntsfield House, a Grade A-listed building, sympathetic design, which respected the past but looked to the future was an essential part of the design of the 1,150-pupil James Gillespie High School in Edinburgh. To achieve that in the design and construction of the series of inspirational buildings, JM Architects specified a suite of systems from leading architectural aluminium manufacturer, Metal Technology.

The scheme incorporates System 17 curtain walling in both standard cap and T-shaped cap variants, used in conjunction with  range Systems 25 Hi+ lift-and-slide sliding doors and 5-35 Hi+ tilt-and-turn windows to create an overall aesthetic.

All systems from Metal Technology have been developed and stringently tested to meet and exceed industry standards in terms of structural integrity and functionality, weather, thermal, safety and security performance, while offering limitless flexibility in design.

The original school building, founded in 1803 by Edinburgh tobacco merchant James Gillespie, was also renovated and refurbished in keeping with its historic building status as part of the overall scheme.