Project Info

28 Sep, 2017


Glenn Howells Architect

Main Contractor:
John Sisk & Sons LTD

residential, education

The brief

The scheme was to construct 659 student rooms in the form of cluster flats, with a showcase tower of 19 floors. Our objective involved us taking on installation of our products off site. Working with FP McCann the construction was in the form of pre cast modular blocks which our windows were factory fitted to the blocks and then shipped to the site. 

How we did it

Responsible for all windows, external doors, curtain walling and facade to the build we worked closely with John Sisk & Son and architects Glenn Howells to deliver this challenging build. The off site installation was a new challenge for Elite. We are used to onsite instillation but with the glass being very heavy, 16.8mm laminated glass and 16.8mm laminated glass in a double glazed window; we had to use specialist lifting equipment at the offsite yard to mechanically lift the windows to slot them into place. The windows had steel ledger support to hold the windows with the delivery of up to 6 blocks a day to the site.

The Elegance 52 curtain walling and façades were all fitted on site. 

The Result

The project was finished in November 2016 and the building has added more diversity to the other unique buildings that sit on this educational heartland in Birmingham.


• SAPA Dualframe Si Windows

• Elegance 52 Curtain Walling

• STII Doors

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