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Iconic retail store transformed with Spectus

200 Spectus casement windows have been installed in an iconic retail building refurbishment in Batley, West Yorkshire.

Redbrick Mill is an iconic department store for furniture and interiors and is home to over forty carefully selected high-quality retail brands. A former steam powered woollen mill built in the 1860’s, Redbrick Mill was launched by a local textile entrepreneur in 2000 with the ambition to create a major high-end retail destination.

The manufacture and installation of the 200 Spectus casement windows was awarded to longstanding Spectus Approved Window Contractor, Jade Windows (Brighouse) Ltd. Based in Batley, West Yorkshire, Jade Windows is a longstanding family-owned business with considerable experience in the commercial sector and an exceptional track record of working on several prestigious commercial projects.

The contract required the fabrication and installation of 200 bespoke 3 metre x 3 metre casement windows with arched frames to perfectly replicate the aesthetics of the building’s original timber frames. The windows were manufactured in Anthracite Grey
with Georgian bar detailing to visually replicate the industrial aesthetics that this iconic building required. All products were manufactured in the 70mm Spectus Bevelled system by Jade Windows.

The popular Spectus Bevelled system has all the technical credentials for high-quality commercial applications. It can achieve a Window Energy Rating of Band A++ and U values as low as 0.8W/(m2K). In this project, the windows were manufactured in Anthracite Grey finish to the external and internal faces. This chosen colour palette perfectly replicated the required aesthetics and delivered a ‘crittall’ window effect which has long been associated with Art Deco and Modernist movements in early 20th Century architecture. All products were manufactured to PAS24:2016 standard.

With over 200 windows needing to be installed on a busy retail site, effective project management was essential. Jade Windows liaised closely with the building owners to agree a phased installation programme for minimum disruption.

Now the project is complete, the iconic mill has been transformed. Ryan Fozard, Sales Manager at Jade Windows commented: “The iconic store has been completely transformed. The bespoke windows perfectly blend with the historic architecture of the former mill and the chosen aesthetics pay homage to its industrial heritage. We are delighted to have worked on this prominent project and once again, the quality and reliability of the Spectus system has delivered at every level. This is a symbolic stand-out building in Batley and we are proud of the finished results.”

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