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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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Ashmount Primary School

October 10, 2016

VELFAC windows and window walling have been installed in the UK’s first carbon neutral school, built as part of an ambitious scheme to transform an unkempt piece of land in Islington, London, into an exemplar carbon-negative development.

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Eden Street Backway, Cambridge

October 10, 2016

Located in a conservation area within central Cambridge, Eden Street Backway is a small development of eight two-storey dwellings, built with a focus on quality and sustainability, and in a contemporary design which remains sympathetic to the surrounding 19th century neighbourhood.

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