Xtralite has provided its X-Span glazing system to help create a stimulating learning environment at the University of Cambridge Primary School.
The school was quite unique in its architectural design with one of its most significant features being the presence of natural light in many aspects of the building. To give this perspective, Willmott Dixon, contractors for the development, installed a range of products from Xtralite equating to over 350 sq metres of glazing in different areas of the school including the hall, dining hall, classrooms and seminar rooms.
The units predominantly commissioned were Xtralite X-Span - a bespoke site assembled glazing system that can be both functional and aesthetically pleasing. In this case a self supporting, thermally enhanced trapezium wedge shaped roof light system that was pitched at 15° was created to allow for the unusual shape and curves of the building.
Fraser Driver, design manager at Willmott Dixon, said:"Xtralite has a formidable reputation in the industry and we wanted the very best products in this building to fulfil the architectural vision and give longevity and durability. "The unique, cutting edge design of this circular school meant that we needed complete flexibility from our suppliers to be able to fulfil the architects brief and we are delighted with the service and the quality of the products from the Xtralite team.”