Harry Fairclough Construction
Leahurst Equine Hospital
Working for main contractors Harry Fairclough Construction, JPF Systems supplied and installed 22 windows, commercial doors, and curtain walling for this new build project in Liverpool. The Leahurst Equine Centre is part of Liverpool University’s School of Veterinary Science. Opened in 1991, it has cared for over 5,000 horses, providing exemplary care and an innovative centre for university students to learn in a real-life environment.
Building for a brighter future
Harry Fairclough Construction were commissioned to build a new reception area with additional office space to meet the needs of the university’s staff and students. Working alongside architects, Cassidy and Ashton, they realised the design for a mono-pitch frontage which would require a full height glazing system. JPF Systems joined the team to provide glazing expertise for the ambitious extension project worth £50,000.
It was imperative that the installation was carried out with minimal disruption to the hospital’s working environment. The hospital is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Normal hospital services continued throughout the entire project, so it was important to adhere to site specific health and safety regulations. By working together with hospital staff and site managers, the process was managed efficiently, and the project was as streamlined as possible.
High-tech architectural aluminium
For the installation, we specified high performance structural glazing from Technal. Technal aluminium products from SAPA Building Systems are internationally recognised for their superior quality. They were our first choice for this project because of their versatility, durability, and sleek aesthetic. Their inherent strength enabled us to confidently glaze the large frontage.
The exterior window and door frames have been powder finished in contemporary grey for a modern and understated look. The team at Leahurst commented on the success of the project: “The whole process was painless. We are very happy with our new reception building.”