Bringing vacant buildings to life with Box Architects in Leeds
Allied Glazing Systems has been working with Box Architects in Leeds on the renovation of Warwick and Belgrave House for Colbre Projects. The buildings, previously used as office spaces, have more recently been vacant and have been renovated to create more than 100 new student flats close to the city centre and main attractions. On 3rd March 1979 Belgrave House was opened by Lord Mayor Harry Booth and was the Leeds Registry Office for the registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
The team at Box Architects are specialists in rooftop extension design and development, identifying it as a sustainable way to expand and bring life back to vacant buildings.
Allied Glazing Systems has designed, fabricated, supplied and is now in the process of installing windows, doors and curtain walling to the ground floor level and new 4th & 5th floors on both Warwick and Belgrave House buildings.
The glazing systems specified for the project are Senior Architectural Systems’ Pure thermally enhanced windows, SF52 thermally improved curtain walling and SPWW500 commercial doors, chosen due to their thermal properties, the ease of build and cost effectiveness against other systems. The new windows give the building an acoustic reduction of 38dB which is essential for city centre residential units where ambient noise levels are high.
The Allied team has been on site installing fixtures to the first floor throughout June and will be working on installations on the 4th and 5th floors until mid-July.