Newark civil war museum - security glazing

Preserving the past for the future


Project Profile


security secondary glazing, coloured and wood grain finishes, arches shapes and curves

Newark Civil War Museum is housed in the Old Magnus Buildings chief among which is the exquisite Tudor Hall built in 1529. Thomas Magnus was a prominent philanthropist who had these buildings constructed in order to house a free school. Museum interior Newark security secondary glazing Interior Newark Civil War Museum The Old Magnus Buildings continued to be used as a school until 1910, then as the town’s museum until 2004 when it fell into disrepair. Newark and Sherwood District Council was awarded Heritage Lottery Funding to restore the dilapidated buildings. Home to many important historical artefacts and some graffiti dating back to early 1600s, security was high on the agenda when plans were first made for the building's restoration. As the buildings are Listed any security measures taken had to be sympathetic to the buildings elegance and historical significance. The Architects Purcell and the Main Contractor Woodhead Heritage turned to Selectaglaze to provide protection to the vulnerable window openings. Secondary glazing is the ideal solution for Listed and historic buildings even when high security is required as it offers performance in a fully reversible adaption which is accepted by most heritage bodies. A total of 45 window openings were treated with 6 different product styles, including curved units in four different colours. Five different series were used to meet the varying levels of security required, using products certified to Loss Prevention standard LPS 1175 level SR3 and those meeting the security standards of PAS24, all accredited to Secured by Design. PAS 24:2016 accreditation is a prerequisite for qualifying for the Government Indemnity Insurance Scheme. Bespoke security secondary glazing has contributed to preserving both the historic contents together with the historic fabric of an irreplaceable building ensuring the Old Magnus Buildings remain safe and secure for generations to come.