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‘Hybrid Enhances Renewable Technology Facility’

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Hybrid Curtain Walling and Window Systems have been installed in the newly completed Test Facility for Wind Turbine Manufacturer Vestas Technology. The development, located at the West Medina Mills site on the Isle Of Wight, comprises two large Test Halls each 170m long and 50m wide, complete with a large three storey Design Office and link Atrium, both of which utilises Senior’s latest Hybrid systems.

Senior’s Hybrid System perfectly balances with the overall design concept of the new offices; clad with Red Cedar to the outside, and Hybrid timber framing to the inside. The Hybrid Windows match the Curtain Wall System and have Top-Hung Open-out Windows, configured with Bottom Hung, Open-in windows at high level for natural ventilation purposes. External grey Brise Soleil provides both Solar Shading and a ‘Light Shelf’ facility to further reduce the need for artificial lighting.

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West Medina Mills is Vestas’ UK headquarters for Technology, Research and Development and has 220 permanent employees on the Isle of Wight. The site undertakes Research and Development into all aspects of Wind Turbine Technology, and specialises in Blade Testing. Blades of up to 80m in length have recently been tested for some of the UK’s new offshore Wind Energy Projects.

Senior Architectural Systems offer a wide range of Profiles in the Hybrid System which can be fabricated into virtually any Window, Door or Curtain Wall configuration. Equally at home in a Commercial or Residential application, Hybrid is one of Senior’s fastest growing products. For more information visit Senior’s website at www.seniorarchitectural.co.uk

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