Clement’s W20 Steel Windows Used in Listed Buildings at the University of Manchester in 2014

February 27th, 2015

In 2014, Clement Windows was 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 carried out by Mather & Ellis Stonemasons in 2014.  This large project involved window replacements in several Listed Buildings that are now iconic on the Manchester skyline, including The Beyer Building, The John Owens Building and The Christie Library.

The University of Manchester is England’s first civic university and 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 the city’s most well known landmarks and the early 19th century architecture has largely stood the test of time.


W20 Steel Windows

Thanks to Clement’s premium range of steel windows, we have accumulated a high profile commercial portfolio and we were able to apply skills learnt working on the Victoria Secret flagship store in London and the Eldorado luxury housing scheme in New York City to this project.

Clement's W20 steel windows at the University of Manchester


Bespoke Installation with Clement Windows

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

Clement supplied services to the Gothic John Owens Building, which was the first building to be constructed for the university.  Our elegant but robust W20 steel windows were perfect to replace the great, tall exterior windows that are integral to the design of the building.

Clement also provided W20 windows to The Beyer Building, which was opened in 1887 to teach botanical, geological and zoology stucies.  This classic example of early 19th century architecture was named after the German-born engineer, Charles Beyer (1813-1876).

Finally, The Christie Library, a gift to the university from Richard Copley Christie, an historian, bibliophile, lawyer and executor of the industrialist Joseph Whitworth, was the third port of call.  Like the other buildings featured in the project, the domineering Gothic architecture presented a challenge to the Clement 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 is 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 and offer quality and excellence gaining us repeat business over the years.  Learn more about our range of steel windows by calling us on 01428 643393 or by filling out our short online contact form.