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Backgammon House, Buckinghamshire

October 10, 2016

The Backgammon house

The Backgammon House, designed by sustainability experts Dr Kerry Mashford and Dr Frank Ainscow, together with Jason King of BE Consultants, combines practical design, innovative materials and intelligent building control to significantly reduce energy usage.

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Castle Rock High School, Leicestershire

October 10, 2016

VELFAC glazing is installed at the award-winning Castle Rock High School, built on the edge of Leicestershire's Charnwood Forest.  The school, designed by the County Council's architecture team, is BREEAM rated 'very good', and was also upheld as an exemplar design by the office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

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The Purelake Group - A Decade Of Velfac Installations

October 10, 2016

The Purelake Group has a strong reputation for delivering innovative projects across southeast London and beyond, primarily focusing on brownfield residential developments, office and commercial buildings.

 
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Regatta Court, Exmouth

October 10, 2016

VELFAC glazing adds the finishing touch to Regatta Court, a prestigious complex of 38 contemporary homes which form part of the acclaimed Exmouth Quay development. Built by Eagle One Homes, Regatta Court comprises high quality apartments, townhouses and penthouses, with VELFAC windows used in a variety of installations, including full height screens to showcase views of the marina or estuary.

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St Wilfrid's Catholic School, Crawley

October 10, 2016

A major installation of VELFAC glazing is a significant feature of St Wilfrid's Catholic School, Crawley, designed by architects Curl la Tourelle.  Purpose-built to house 930 pupils, the school centres on a striking, curved double-storey teaching block, wrapped around a courtyard, with a double ribbon run of VELFAC windows installed along its full length.

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Maggie’s Centre, Nottingham City Hospital

October 10, 2016

Sited in the grounds of Nottingham City Hospital, Maggie’s Centre is a two-story, floating oval ‘tree house’ built by the Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Trust, and conceived by architect Piers Gough of CZWG in collaboration with designer Paul Smith.

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Holyrood South Student Accommodation, Edinburgh

October 10, 2016

VELFAC windows are a prominent feature at the BREEAM-rated ‘Excellent’, Holyrood South, a group of linked apartment blocks providing accommodation for 250 post-graduates at the University of Edinburgh.

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Beachdown, Challaborough, Devon

October 10, 2016

VELFAC windows are adding value to series of distinctive houses built overlooking the popular Devon seaside village of Challaborough, while also making the most of some impressive cliff-top views.

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Great Kneighton, Cambridge

October 10, 2016

Situated on the south-east edge of Cambridge, Great Kneighton is one of Europe’s largest new mixed use developments; the site will feature new homes, community and retail facilities, new schools, and 120 acres of specially created parkland.

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Cardinal Pole Catholic School

October 10, 2016

Cardinal Pole Catholic School is one of the most innovative redevelopments within an extensive BSF Programme which aims to refurbish or rebuild every school within the London Borough of Hackney.

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