Following extensive risk assessments throughout the business to allow a safe and phased return to work, in line with HSE and government guidance, in conjunction with ongoing dialogue with our customers in recent weeks, we will begin a phased and controlled reopening of our operations to support our customers from Monday 4th May 2020.
From this date, a small team of Customer Services personnel will be available to discuss order requirements. Reduced Manufacturing and Finishing Plant teams will commence limited production from Monday 11th May 2020
It is important to note that from this date, we will be operating with a limited workforce in place to support the initial needs of the business. This will be closely monitored on a week-by-week basis and scaled-up as business levels dictate. There may be some disruption to normal delivery schedules in the short term until we are able to get back to normal trading volumes. However, we will do as much as we can to support our customer’s during this interim stage.
The health, safety and welfare of our employees, customers and suppliers remains paramount and extensive measures are being adopted to ensure that necessary hygiene and social distance precautions are observed at all times. We remain committed to playing our part in helping the national effort to control the effects of Coronavirus on the wider population and particularly to reduce the risk to the NHS.
We thank you for your patience, support and understanding during this challenging time and we look forward to resuming the excellent business partnership we have.
Over 300 Spectus Elite 70 System windows were used in the construction of a new build retirement village in Chorley town centre.
Chorley Council commissioned a 65 apartment retirement village to provide those aged 55 and above with an independent living space with access to care and support. The development, Primrose Gardens, is in the centre of Chorley and is part of the Council’s strategic masterplan for the town centre.
The development partner for the build was Eric Wright Construction. The window contract on the build was awarded to Spectus Approved Window contractor JADE Window and Door Specialists, a family run company based in Batley with over 25 years’ experience in the industry. JADE won the contract because it was able to demonstrate its ability to meet the demanding requirements of the window specification and deliver the project in line with the reduced timeframe required.
The 65 apartments had over 300 windows in total. Thermal efficiency was a particular focus to keep running costs on the apartments to a minimum.
The Elite 70 System from Spectus was able to meet this requirement and within the budget. It is a five- chamber system, which increases thermal performance, meaning it is capable of achieving a Window Energy Rating of A+ and U-values to 0.8W/m2K. The system is Secured by Design accredited where a high level of security is a requirement.
Primrose Gardens’ town centre location meant careful programming and logistics planning was required to ensure minimum disruption and safe access. The construction was also on a reduced timeframe to enable Chorley Council to start delivering services as quickly as possible.
JADE Window and Door Specialists are an experienced commercial contractor, so the team was able to take these factors into account and still deliver a high-quality installation to the timescale.
The construction was completed on schedule in Autumn 2019. Councillor Alistair Bradley of Chorley Council said:
“What is important is that the scheme will not only provide much- needed affordable accommodation for older people in the town who may need extra care and support later in life, it will also bring residential areas back into the town centre which is part of our town centre masterplan. And it will also generate much-needed income for the council which is vital with the cuts in central government funding that can be spent on providing services to our residents.”
For more information on the Spectus range, please visit www.spectus.co.uk or call 0808 101 4143
|Project||Primrose Gardens Extra Care|
|Installer||JADE Window and Door Specialists|
|Products||Spectus Elite 70|
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