Metal Technology systems used in West Lothian schools
This £60.5m education campus project for West Lothian Council, which will transform Winchburgh, is in response to significant new housing expansion in the area. Facilities will include the addition of a 231 pupil replacement Holy Family Primary School (including 64 place nursery), a 660 pupil non-denominational secondary school Winchburgh Academy, a 660 pupil denominational secondary school Sinclair Academy and a shared physical education and community block.
Metal Technology performed an intrinsic technical role in this collaborative design approach with both Ryder Architecture and JM Architects, to propose elements of commonality in the design of the aluminium glazing throughout the overall scheme, whilst achieving aspects of individuality across the secondary and primary education buildings.
The main contractor, Morrison Construction, and approved Metal Technology fabricator, Albann, are simultaneously collaborating on the £14m Calderwood Primary School as part of the commitment by West Lothian Council and its development partner Hub South East, to expand upon the school estate with purpose-built facilities to meet the growing demands of the local communities.
Across the buildings, Albann are utilising Metal Technology’s System 17 Capped Curtain Walling and a number of systems from their high performance low U value range of windows and doors, to include System 5-35Hi+ Tilt/turn, System 4-35Hi+ Casement, System 5-20D Hi+ Door suite and System 22 Barrier Grilles.