Clement Brightens up Listed Buildings at the University of Manchester in 2014

February 27th, 2015

In 2014, Clement Windows were proud to play a part in the revival of several Listed Buildings at the University of Manchester.

Following talks with the city planning department, Clement W20 steel windows were purchased for three different phases of restoration work in 2014, carried out by Mather & Ellis Stonemasons. The large project at the university involved window replacements in many Listed Buildings that are now iconic along the Manchester skyline, including The Beyer Building, The John Owens Building and The Christie Library.

England’s first civic university is a world-renowned institution that educates and guides more than 38,000 students every year. During its time as a leading educational facility, its buildings have become some of city’s most well known landmarks and the early 19th century architecture has largely stood the test of time.

Thanks to our premium range of steel windows we have accumulated a high profile commercial portfolio that has sent our products around the world. We were able to apply our skills learnt working on the Victoria Secret flagship store in London and the Eldorado luxury housing project in New York City to satisfy this fresh, valued client.

Manchester University

As all our bespoke windows are designed individually to meet the needs of the client, our highly experienced team were able to provide Clement W20 steel window systems with different installation specifications in order to retain aesthetic correctness across the multiple sites.

Clement supplied our services to the Gothic John Owens Building, which is known as the first building of many to be constructed for the institution. Our elegant but robust W20 steel windows were perfect during the restoration process of John Owens’ great, tall exterior windows that are integral to the design of the building. Since the first site on Oxford Road was first constructed during the 1870s, the presence of Manchester University spread across the city to house specimens and lecture spaces.

Alongside this work at the oldest site at the university, Clement provided W20 windows to The Beyer Building, which was opened in 1887 to teach botanical, geological and zoology studies. The classic example of early 19th century architecture was named after the German-born engineer, Charles Beyer (1813–1876) and has significant historical importance within the fields taught inside the space.

Finally, The Christie Library, a gift to the university by Richard Copley Christie: an historian, bibliophile, lawyer and executor of industrialist Joseph Whitworth was the third port of call. Like all the buildings featured in the project, the domineering Gothic architecture presented an exciting challenge to the team when creating the pieces in our ISO 9001 approved factory.

Peter Clement, Chief Executive at Clement Windows said: “It has been a privilege to be involved in the restoration of the original buildings at the University of Manchester. The team at Clement are very proud of the work completed to date”.

Here at Clement, we are focused on providing excellence at all levels. From large commercial projects to our premium residential work, we boast an unsurpassed reputation as experts in fenestration, with the quality and excellence that has gained us repeated business through the decades. Learn more about our range of steel windows by calling us on 01428 643393 or by filling out our short online request form.