Case Study: Strada Restaurant, Harpenden
Project Synopsis: Beautiful shaped windows bring light into one of Harpenden’s best eateries!
Tom Scott, Architect from The Macmillan Scott Practice, said: “Due to the locally listed status of the Victoria Works Building, it was necessary to ensure that any new windows fitted were in keeping with its overall look and feel. With their slim profile and traditional appearance, Clement’s EB24 steel windows were selected for installation in seven of the large windows in the building. Owing to the requirements of the Conservation Officer, it was also necessary to select a ‘like for like’ replacement window in other areas of the building making Clement’s W40 replica windows a natural choice.”
“As an architectural practice, we were familiar with Clement Windows and had selected its windows on previous projects – as a result, we were confident that they would be able to deliver on time. Clement also offered a cheaper solution when compared to alternatives in terms of providing the style of window we were looking for.”
Clement’s EB24 window range created the stunning feature curved windows for the front elevation. The wall of the front elevation was opened up to insert the new windows that flood the restaurant with masses of natural light.
The Strada restaurant chain selected the Victoria Works Building for their new Harpenden branch in 2010. This building offered Strada a great central location in a building of real character with fabulous high ceilings. Victoria Works was built in 1913, and was originally designed as one of England's first cinemas. It remained the White Palace Cinema until 1934 and since then the building has been occupied by various businesses.
Site: Strada Restaurant, Victoria Works, Leyton Hall, Amenbury Lane, Harpenden, ALS 2BS
Architect: The Macmillan Scott Practice, 11 Lansdowne Road, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 2HB
Client: Mark Pearse Property Agents, 9/11 Victoria St, St Albans, AL1 3JJ
Specification: Clement EB24 & W40 window ranges
Colour: RAL 7021 Black Grey
Georgian welded on bars and Fenestra joints, clear glass with concealed multi point locking. FF01 & FF03 handles in black. 24mm insulated glass units with 4mm toughened clear float glass outer pane, 4mm toughened clear low E softcoat glass inner pane, 16mm argon filled cavity.
Clement EB24 & W40 windows are manufactured from hot rolled steel window sections in compliance with BS 6510 which are produced entirely from recycled 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.