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Situated on Briggate,the popular pedestrianised shopping street in Leeds city centre, is Central Arcade. Scheduled for opening in 2013 the building underwent a complete refurbishment to house many retail outlets within its 1,000,000 sqft of space.
The refurb included replacing all the windows on both the front and rear elevations of the building. The first, second and third floor windows needed to be replaced with windows that matched the original fenestration, installed in 1960 when the building was built. Only steel replacement windows to replicate the originals would suffice as the façade adjoins neighbouring historic buildings within a Conservation Area. These are very significant architecturally in the centre of the city. Clement EB24 steel windows with multi point locking were chosen, due to their slim sight lines, enhanced security and increased thermal performance.
The majority of the front elevation windows included spandrel panels, ceramic tiled infill panels painted in RAL 9004 Black, all supplied and installed by Clement.
Site: Central Arcade, Market Street, Leeds, LS1 6ND
Architect: Archial Architects Ltd, The Round Factory, 105 Water Lane, Leeds, LS11 5WD
Client: Allenbuild Ltd North East, Phoenix House, Hawthorn Park, Coal Road, Leeds, LS14 1PQ
Specification: EB24 window range with clear glass and spandrel panels. Part L approved.
Colour: RAL 9010 White (semi gloss) and RAL 9004 Black (gloss)
24mm insulated glass units with 4mm toughened clear float glass outer pane, 4mm toughened clear low E soft coat glass inner pane, with a 16mm argon filled cavity.
Clement EB24 bespoke steel windows are manufactured from hot rolled steel window and door profiles generally in compliance with BS 6510 Revision 10 Nov 2020 which are produced from 98% recycled steel source material. Hot dip zinc galvanised to EN ISO BS:1461 and with a polyester powder coat paint finish to BS:6497 2005 EN 13438 2018.