A royal finish

Work has recently finished on the new Leonardo Royal Hotel Edinburgh with fabricator, Total Glass, manufacturing 350 unique WarmCore windows for the building.

Previously a Premier Inn site, the hotel was acquired by Leonardo Hotels, said to be one of Europe’s fastest growing hotel groups, and given a €7m, 4* refurbishment across its 282 rooms. The WarmCore windows were installed by Reliant Windows and were finished in a bespoke pale silver metallic colour.

The hotel chain prides itself on designing each of its 80 hotels individually, so the specification for the project reportedly required something unique with regards to the windows. According to Total Glass, WarmCore’s composite structure made it ‘straightforward’ to manufacture the specialised colour requirements demanded by the project designers, allowing the whole project to be delivered within seven weeks.

Phill Cresswell, sales and marketing manager at Total Glass, said: “We’ve worked closely with Reliant Windows on a number of projects and when we were approached about delivering aluminium windows for the Leonardo Royal Hotel, we knew that WarmCore was the only product for the job.

“WarmCore has revolutionised our aluminium supply chain and given us the capability to turnaround dual colour and bespoke colour requests very quickly, allowing us to tender for a number of commercial projects like this one which we couldn’t have done with an alternative aluminium system, given the complexity of the specification and the time requirements. Specifiers love the guaranteed low ‘U’ values and easy maintenance that WarmCore offers – hands down it will be our product of choice for similar projects in the future.”