A FIRM in Huddersfield has landed a plum contract as part of a major construction project.
Dortech, which specialises in providing aluminium glazing, will work on four schemes to provide facilities for educational charity United Learning Trust in Sheffield, Barnsley, Stockport and Manchester.
Dortech, based at Old Fieldhouse Lane, will install more than 5,000sq metres of curtain walling and windows on all four buildings. The extensive use of silicone glass will maximise the use of natural light and ventilation while meeting requirements for security and noise levels.
Dortech has already completed ULT’s Sheffield Springs complex, designed by architect practice Aedas, which has offices in Huddersfield.
Dortech is now working at Stockport Academy in Cheadle Health, where its location on the flight path to Manchester Airport presented Aedas with several acoustic and environmental issues.
Barnsley Academy is now under construction and due to open in autumn, 2009. Dortech’s full-height curtain walling provides uninterrupted glazed views.
Dortech’s fourth ULT project entails glazing a feature building on the existing site of the prestigious William Hulme Grammar School in Manchester. Designed by Aedas, the new building will also feature full height curtain wall glazing.
Dortech is a leading, independent contractor providing design, manufacture and installation of high performance aluminium glazing including curtain walling, doors, windows and ground floor framing.
The latest contracts follow the firm’s success in completing a series of deals to provide glazing and curtain walling for eight schools and two leisure centres in Bassetlaw, Derbyshire, as one of the UK’s largest PFI contracts.
Dortech has also completed work in Birmingham and Sheffield, including the £8m Arundel Building development housing, which provides facilities for Sheffield Hallam University’s faculty of development and society.