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Arsenal FC Regeneration Project

£1.52m of high performance aluminum-clad timber windows installed by NorDan
When Arsenal Football Club made the decision to move from Highbury Stadium to the new Emirates Stadium in the London Borough of Islington, the Club extended its remit to a major regeneration plan for a wide area around the stadium.

Queensland Road is the final housing phase of the regeneration project in London Borough of Islington providing 1400 new homes for Newlon Housing Trust. Contractors are Kier Construction. £1.52m of high performance aluminum-clad timber windows, from our NTech 1.2 range, and balcony doors are supplied and installed by NorDan.

This is the biggest single development project in the regeneration area and a fitting finale to this amazing project. The masterplan included plans for a metropolitan mix of commercial space, other sport and leisure uses, community health facilities, retail units, as well as affordable housing.

NorDan NTech 1.2 range of Villa top hung, fully reversible windows, using the Classic hinge range, as well as balcony doors were supplied. The challenge was to supply facetted ‘on plan’ ribbon windows to suit the curve of the brickwork. These are true glazed window units and opaque glazed spandrel units. The building is finished in brick cladding.

The project required NorDan CAD expertise to layout and size. Given the location beside busy main roads, a 40dB Rw sound reduction was required in some areas to achieve the acoustic specification.

Commonwealth Games Village

£150m multi award winning Village
The Commonwealth Games Athletes Village, Glasgow 2014 reverted to a mixed use site after the Games. This legacy provided the city with high quality energy efficient social housing as well as a range of residential properties which were sold to private owners, forming part of the regeneration of the East End of Glasgow.

The Village was developed under the ‘Home Zone’ principle, which provides a safe and fulfilling environment for people to live, work and visit. Homes were designed to the stricter U-values and air tightness demanded by the 2013 Building Regulations for which NorDan’s timber windows and composite door products are ideal.

This development set and achieved a 60% carbon reduction on 2007 levels. “Sustainability is key - 10% of the village’s energy comes from renewable energy sources on site, a minimum of 10% recycled materials will be used in the construction”, says Peter O’Neil General Manager in NorDan’s Wishaw office.

“The unique design of the accommodation facilities was highly flexible, allowing for relatively simple post games retrofit. There will eventually be a total development of 1500 homes on this site.” The multi award winning í150m Village was funded by Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government and built by “City Legacy”, a Consortium of contractors including Mactaggart & Mickel, Crudeness Building and Renewals and CCG Contractors. The architects for this project were RMJM Architects.

Edinburgh's Quartermile

3 Handled timber window takes 80kg sash weight - Biggest regeneration project in Scotland
A stunning design from Richard Murphy Architects, the £23m development of affordable housing for Hillcrest Housing Association showcases the full range of NorDan window products at QUARTERMILE in Edinburgh. On the site of the old Royal infirmary, flats are arranged around a spectacular octagonal central courtyard rising initially to 5 storeys and in separate corner towers, which then elevate to a tenth storey on the north east corner.

This layout maximises daylight into what is of necessity a relatively densely designed scheme, but by creating the central courtyard makes a social heart to the scheme. It’s based on models of similar sized city blocks in Europe, especially Berlin and gives some spectacular views of Edinburgh castle.

“NorDan’s aluminium clad three handle tilt and turn windows are perfect for high rise due to the low maintenance and high wind and rain performance”, said Daniel McElhinney, Regional Director in the Wishaw office. “The window sashes on this project are fairly large. With our 7 strong independent locking points, this window design easily takes up to 80Kg sash weight and will allow tenants to operate their windows safely and with ease.”

The project also uses NorDan’s Secured by Design certified sliding patio doorsets in courtyard areas. Each zone has windows assembled in a “window walling” fashion where the outward opening windows are being utilised as Automatic opening vents.

Gladedale Capital was principal contractor, with Sir Robert McAlpine as the main contractor, and Grainger Building Services Ltd supplying the building envelope which includes the window and door package.