Phase Two Regeneration Complete for George Dixon Academy
Nationwide Windows Ltd has recently completed the second phase of an extensive regeneration programme to Edgbaston’s historic George Dixon Academy. The leading fenestration partner’s involvement in the project included a full window replacement programme, which has seen a total of 685 windows and 13 doors over two phases.
John Whalley, Managing Director explains: “Phase Two saw the school’s impressive early 20th century, Arts & Crafts-influenced architecture complemented by 334 slate grey aluminium windows, all manufactured and installed by Nationwide Windows and Doors. The historic property offered up its own unique challenges in both window design and installation – with a number of curved windows that had to be replicated, restoration of original brickwork and surrounds, and difficult access points including lightwells and areas only accessible over the roof.
“As with all educational establishments, enhancing a students’ learning environment is key to the success of regeneration programmes such as this one at George Dixon Academy. Consideration to energy efficiency, safety and durability are top priorities. All the windows achieve 1.8W/m2k and toughened and laminated glass is used throughout. All the high-level windows are fitted with Teleflex manual winding gearing.
“Working on historic buildings such as the George Dixon Academy and helping to transform them into next-generation schools is a privilege and we’re proud to have helped make the Academy fit for purpose for the future.”