New build for Newman Catholic School following Storm Desmond

11th Mar 2020 | Posted In Project updates

After the devastation caused by Storm Desmond in 2015, preparations began in April 2019 for Newman Catholic School in Carlisle to be rebuilt by Galliford Try Construction. As part of Galliford Try’s work with the Education and Skills Funding Agency’s school building framework, Allied Glazing Systems was awarded the contract to design, fabricate and install the windows, doors and curtain walling to the new school. The specialist team started work on site in November 2019.

Senior Architectural Systems’ SPW600 Windows, SF52 Curtain Walling and SPW500/501 Doors had been specified for the project due to the cost competitiveness and good thermal and acoustic performance. The systems also have excellent weather performance, are easy to fabricate and install and have the added benefit of the curtain walling systems being 100% recyclable.

Earlier in 2019, an event was organised for the local Bishop to bless the new site and hold a short service followed by a performance from the school choir.

Considerable time was spent in the design process to ensure that the state-of-the-art new build would offer the 700 students from Year 7 through to Sixth Form outstanding facilities and resources, the aim is to complete as soon as possible. The school is operating from a temporary home in Harraby.

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