Doors and windows delivered for Bournemouth residential scheme
As one of the largest new-build residential contracts undertaken by Soundcraft to date, work on the 10-storey Berry Court scheme in Bournemouth involved the design, manufacture and installation of 450 aluminium windows and 150 aluminium sliding doors. The attractive Art Deco inspired building has been designed by Bright Space Architects, with Soundcraft appointed to deliver the fenestration package by main contractor Morgan Sindall.
Bournemouth Development Company (Joint Venture between Bournemouth Borough Council and Morgan Sindall Investments Ltd)
Bright Space Architects
The Soundcraft team was responsible for the delivery of the residential scheme’s extensive glazing package which included SPW600 aluminium windows and PURe® SLIDE lift and slide aluminium doors installed to the individual residential units, and SF52 aluminium curtain walling and SPW501 aluminium commercial doors to the communal and entrance areas.
Soundcraft was also responsible for the creation of bespoke Juliet balconies, which were specially designed to be used in conjunction with the PURe® SLIDE Doors.
Challenges on Site
Working on a large-scale new-build residential project presented numerous challenges in terms of ensuring the construction works were kept to time and budget. As a result, the contract has given Soundcraft valuable experience in the management and implementation of a fast-pace installation programme.
The creation of the bespoke Juliet balconies was another challenge that Soundcraft successfully rose to, working alongside supply chain partner Senior Architectural Systems to design and test the system to ensure it met stringent strength and load bearing requirements.
Soundcraft received the highest scores of all the sub-contractors working on site following a post-completion review by Morgan Sindall’s project team.
SPW600 aluminium windows and PURe® SLIDE aluminium doors with bespoke Juliet balconies provide a safe, secure and thermally-efficient solution to the individual apartments. SF52 aluminium curtain walling and SPW501 aluminium commercial doors were also installed.
The successful delivery of the Berry Court scheme not only showcases Soundcraft’s expertise in the design, manufacture and installation of aluminium fenestration systems but also the value of supply chain collaboration. The project is also the latest to be completed by Soundcraft for key client Morgan Sindall.