Designed by TSH Architects, the new sixth form college at d’Overbroeck’s is located at the site of the city’s former Masonic Hall. The Hall which dates back to 1823 has been sympathetically restored and extended to provide a number of new facilities, whilst maintaining the building’s architectural grandeur.
The construction materials for the new build elements, which comprise a new sixth form college and separate hall, were carefully specified to both complement and enhance the existing Italianate Villa style of the older building. Doors, windows and curtain walling from Senior’s innovative Hybrid range, which features aluminium on the exterior to provide a durable and low maintenance solution and engineered timber on the interior for a natural look and feel, provided the perfect solution.
Senior’s Hybrid series 3 curtain walling system and Hybrid series 1 windows were installed to give a light and spacious feel to the two-storey teaching building and provide exceptional views of the surrounding parklands. As well as complementing the existing architecture of the site, the Hybrid system also ensured that the required U-values and thermal efficiency requirements were successfully met.
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