West Park 1

Bowater Projects has teamed up with Provizion First Architecture and Derwent Valley Construction Ltd to provide the energy-efficient windows and curtain walling required at a Derby school.

West Park School in Spondon is a specialist Mathematics and Computing Academy which had two buildings that were in need of refurbishment.

Howard Bentley Director of Provizion Architecture explains that System10 was chosen based on a combination of specification, style and price: “System10 Aluminium was chosen for the re-cladding of West Park School’s ‘E’ and ‘T’ Blocks as this system met all the heat retention and sound-reduction requirements specified by the school, within the expected budget.

“Because the system was available with a white powder-coated finish, it also meant that the new installation would complement the already-refurbished buildings on site, and retain the external aesthetic of the original building design.”

The project comprised the complete replacement of all windows, aluminium-framed doors and curtain walling on these single and two-storey buildings.

Double-glazing replaced largely single-glazed curtain walling in order to improve the thermal and acoustic insulation of the building and improve the internal environment.

The school staff have been impressed with the improvement of these buildings. Robert Mousley, Bursar of West Park School explains: “We’ve seen a big difference in both buildings thanks to this refurbishment, with both blocks becoming significantly warmer and quieter – making for a much better learning environment.”