Situated on the edge of the Lake District National Park, Kendal College has recently been transformed into an 'eye-catching' landmark following the completion of a new build project.
Making extensive use of local materials such as limestone and blue Lakeland slate combined with sustainable and environmental products the new buildings complement the surroundings and have achieved the BREEAM 'Excellent' rating.
One of the many striking features of the development is the use of Reynaers Aluminium curtain walling systems.
Utilising cutting edge sustainability techniques throughout the development has ensured the college running costs are kept to a minimum while cutting carbon emissions.
A sedum roof on the Construction and Heritage Centre controls the precipitation of rainwater and absorbs CO2 turning it into oxygen.
Incorporated throughout the design of the new buildings Reynaers CW50 curtain walling provides large open glazed areas that facilitate the light and airy interiors for the college's dynamic learning spaces.
Reynaers CS 68 and CS 24 SL, thermally insulated three chamber window systems, are used extensively and combine high insulation levels with optimum safety contributing to the buildings' 'Excellent' BREEAM rating.Collectively the Reynaers products provide both buildings with wind and water resistance while complementing the overall design and adding to the sustainability of the materials used.