Published On: Tue, Nov 30th, 2021

G-Award for the perfect commercial residence

The Residence Collection came away from the returning G-Awards with the honour for Best Commercial Project for their Sewell Park Academy development using R9 windows, specified at the request of the client. 

The Sewell Park Academy project was in a conservation area in Norwich and consisted of the specification of 170 R9 windows from The Residence Collection, manufactured by Tradelink and installed by local partner, Homelink Windows Limited. Architect, Baily Garner, working for the Boudica Schools Trust, specified these due to the unique heritage characteristics, low maintenance features and superior performance, along with the added sustainability benefits of PVCu.

The main Sewell Park Academy building was built in 1929 and is a stately, symmetrical neo-classical brick building with stone details and is a locally listed building and so product type and material were paramount in the original project specification. Andrew Williams of Boudica Schools Trust commented: ‘I chose Residence windows after searching for a product that matched our existing windows as near as possible due to being in a conservation area and having certain restrictions placed on us by the local council.’

The G-Award for Best Commercial Project is also one of several awards that The Residence Collection has enjoyed in recent years as Sarah Hitchings, sales and marketing director points out. She said: ’The Residence Collection and R9 in particular continues to receive awards and accolades, yet this case study is a standout project along with others that we have carried out with our manufacturing and installation partners in recent years. To receive a G-Award for Best Commercial Project out of a very high calibre of finalist is hugely rewarding and humbling for us, but this could not have been achieved without Tradelink and Homelink Windows, in particular.’

She continued: ‘Regardless of award it was a wonderful evening, doing what the industry does best in terms of celebrating and catching up. Congratulations must also go out to all the other worthy winners on the night.’