Experts from the Clement Windows Group have contributed towards the restoration of the India Buildings in Liverpool, supplying MW40 bespoke steel windows for the project. The Clement team worked with architects from Falconer Chester Hall and representatives of the contractor Overbury.
The India Buildings, a commercial complex of offices and shops, is located on Water Street in the centre of Liverpool city’s financial and business district. Designed by architects Thornely and Rowse, it was built between 1924 and 1932. The building’s design is influenced by the Italian Renaissance and American Beaux-Arts styles.
In 2017, the Grade-II*-listed building was purchased by Legal and General and it was announced that HMRC would base a regional centre there.
Clement Windows Group was selected to manufacture and install the new double glazed steel windows which match the original single glazed metal windows and improve thermal performance and energy use within the historic building. Around 1,000 new Clement steel windows were installed, polyester powder painted RAL 9106 (white).
Alex Harrison, an associate of the architect firm Falconer Chester Hall, said: “One specific area where Clement excelled during the early stages was the support we received from them during our discussions with the city planners regarding the bespoke windows. Their contribution proved very useful in moving matters forward and the end result is exceptional.”
The Clement Windows products used for this project in Liverpool were manufactured from hot rolled steel window and door profiles that comply with BS 6510 Revision 10 Nov 2020. The profiles were produced from 98% recycled steel source material, were hot dip zinc galvanised to EN ISO BS:1461 and were finished with polyester powder coat paint to BS:6497 2005 EN 13438 2018.