Securistyle Case Studies

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Rhosnesni High School

LOCATION
Wrexham, UK

PRODUCT
Austenitic Defender Restricted hinge and Virage Locking handle

CONTRACTOR
Birse Construction

FABRICATOR
Sash UK

BRIEF
To create a new ‘Super School’ that provides flexible, inclusive, attractive learning environments that teachers want to teach in and pupils want to learn in.

DETAILS
Strategic investment is being made across local education authorities, not just in individual schools, allowing them to plan and build for the whole secondary estate in the area, cutting through legal and design bureaucracy.  This approach has led to the development of ‘super schools’. 

Rhosnesni High School is the first of two so-called ‘super schools’ to be completed in Wrexham.  In this instance, the former St David’s, Groves and Bryn Offa schools closed and pupils are now being taught at the rebuilt Rhosnesni and Ysgol Clywedog sites.

The £22.2 million project provided new computer suites, technology rooms, a newly refurbished sports hall and improved outdoor sports provision.

Securistyle’s window hardware – austenitic restrictor hinges and locking Virage handles – was specified.  Being manufactured from austenitic stainless steel makes the hardware corrosion-resistant and therefore will allow it to continue to perform in the long term.

Securistyle’s Ken Evans says: “It is this commitment to a partnership approachthroughout the supply chain that will achieve the best results on time and within budget. Time is of the essence in schools projects as the aim must always be to minimise the disruption to children’s education.  Getting the product specification right first time every time will help to achieve this objective. This is where companies such as ours can add value.

“Our specification support team will work with schools, specifiers and contractors and provide the advice and expertise that they require to make the correct hardware decisions to ensure the entire window is safe to operate, secure and complies with all relevant British Standards as well as the requirements of Secured by Design.”