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St John’s Institute – London

Dec 13, 2017 | Architects & Commercial, Heritage & Listed Buildings |

St John’s Institute of Larcom Street, built at the very beginning of the 20th century under the auspices of Rev. A W Jephson, vicar at the nearby St John the Evangelist Church.

The building was in urgent need of modernisation and will be used as a community facility. The local community has shown an overwhelming interest in the redevelopment as they wanted to maintain the original character of the building. St John’s Institute is Grade II Listed, meaning the original windows had to be retained to preserve the historic character and charm of the building.

Granada Glazing Ltd was selected to install bespoke secondary glazed units to improve the thermal, acoustic & security performance of the original windows. The secondary glazing needed to be sympathetic to the design and function of the original windows.

A combination of 26 heritage horizontal and vertical sliders was specified as this maintained the primary glazings function. An obscure glass was selected for the windows on the ground floor as this enhances privacy.

Robert Walton (Business Development Manager), Granada Glazing notes, “Granada’s speciality, is to preserve the character and charm of listed buildings. St John’s institute now benefits from 21st Century fenestration while maintaining 20th Century aesthetics.”

Products: Combination of heritage horizontal & vertical sliding windows.

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