Liverpool University

World Class Study Environment for Liverpool’s Researchers

Client: Liverpool University

Liverpool University approached Fenestral, who has worked with Selectaglaze for over 20 years, to create a solution for noise reduction. The ceiling in the laboratories sits lower than the windows with a raked bulkhead, which left limited space for installation and posed a challenge for the type of system that could be used. Using a combination of the Series 46 fixed at the top of the windows, Series 41 and 45 side hung casements beneath, allowed the windows to be opened, creating a subtle adaptation. Another requirement was to incorporate blinds within the secondary glazing, which have a room side knob control to the side of the windows.  These provide privacy for the students and keep the blinds free from dust. Barry Higson, Project Manager at the University of Liverpool said; “The product is well specified and manufactured and does exactly what it says on the tin!” So far Fenestral has installed 158 units, all of which are fully assembled in Selectaglaze’s factory to enable minimal disruption and rapid installation to fit in with the University’s timetable.