New university campus created in the heart of historic Cheltenham
The University of Gloucestershire faced tough local opposition when they wanted to create a new £38m student accommodation campus in the heart of historic Cheltenham. As a result, the architects Willmore Isles of Bristol had to work closely with the local planners to demonstrate a design for the Pittville Campus which was sympathetic to the surrounding buildings and would sit comfortably within the streetscape.
Our AluK aluminium window and door systems were integral to that design, providing a timeless, contemporary aesthetic which suited both the refurbished and new build areas of the development, faced largely in honey coloured brickwork. Products included; top swing casement windows in the 58BW system for the 577 student rooms, commercial entrance doors and fire exits in the GT55 TB door system for the eight separate accommodation blocks, and curtain walling for the refurbished communal areas in the SL52 aluminium curtain walling system. All were specified in a smooth anthracite grey finish.