Case Study: Student Accommodation, Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge
Project Synopsis: Student accommodation upgraded using Clement EB24 steel windows
First founded in 1348, Gonvilleand Caius is the fourth oldest college at the University of Cambridge. The college is renowned in the academic world for educational achievement and has been attended by many students who have gone on to significant accomplishments, including twelve Nobel Prize winners.
St Michael's Court building was completed in the 1930s, and overlooks the Market Place in central Cambridge. It is a Grade II Listed Building, situated within the Cambridge Conservation Area.
The brief from Stephen Drury of Bidwells was to provide replicas of original fenestration whilst delivering modern performance. Features specified included double glazing and polyester powder paint (so as to reduce heating and maintenance costs respectively, and to achieve increased security). Another very important feature was to ensure the new windows included opening restrictors (unlike the originals) for increased student safety!
Clement’s EB24 windows with single point locking were specified as the best match for the eighty year old windows that were to be replaced. Restrictors were fitted to all relevant windows, as safety for the student accommodation was paramount. Clement worked with the college to ensure all the windows were replaced during the summer holidays to ensure minimal disruption to college life.
Site: Student Accommodation, Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge
Architect: Bidwells Property Consultants, Trumpington Rd, Cambridge, CB2 2LD
Contractor: MAC Construction, Cheltisham Business Park, Lynn Rd, Ely, CB6 1RY
Specification: Clement EB24 window range using Georgian bars, glazed from the inside
Colour: RAL 9010 White (semi-gloss)
Single point locking satin chrome
Extended hinges, window opening restrictors
24mm insulated glass units argon filled
Clement EB24 bespoke windows are manufactured from hot rolled steel window sections in compliance with BS 6510 which are produced from recycled steel source material. Hot dip zinc galvanised to EN ISO BS:1461 and with a polyester powder coat paint finish to BS:6497 or BS EN 13438.