Dempsey Dyer’s offering high rise achievement
Published by Jane Ward for Deceuninck Ltd in Housing
Goodman Fields is a high profile development in the heart of the City and ideally located for Canary Wharf, Docklands and South Bank. Designed by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, together with Townshend Landscape Architects for Berkeley First, the development will comprise of a selection of high quality studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments as well as retail and commercial space, student accommodation and a hotel.
Trade and commercial manufacturer Dempsey Dyer is delighted to have been awarded the contract to supply the windows for the £80 million high rise student accommodation block.
The specification would have posed difficult challenges for any supplier less experienced than Dempsey Dyer. Great emphasis has been placed on the sustainability of the building, so the energy efficiency of the windows was of key importance. Coloured profiles were also specified, but the contractors were looking for added reassurances knowing how quickly a sub standard product can start to fade and look shabby. Finally, the contractor needed to have experience of working on high profile developments.
Martyn Wright of Dempsey Dyer and John Duckworth of Deceuninck worked together to put together a tender that amply demonstrated Dempsey Dyer’s credentials and the quality of the Deceuninck product. The tender specified tilt-only windows in Anthracite Grey using the Deceuninck 2500 chamfered system. The energy efficiency and superb performance of these windows gave valuable reassurances on the sustainability front. The profiles are coated using the unique patented Decoroc process which gives a matt satin finish that’s guaranteed colour fast for 10 years – a guarantee that the specifiers found very attractive. And while Dempsey Dyer was able to provide an impressive portfolio of references, having previously won the contract to install 1500 windows in an 18-storey tower as part of phase two of the £215 million project to regenerate Aston University’s student accommodation, the specifiers had firsthand evidence of the quality and experience of Dempsey Dyer.
The contract is to supply the windows only, but Dempsey Dyer’s commitment to quality means they are working alongside the Goodman Fields contractors to ensure that the installation process runs smoothly.
The Goodman Fields student accommodation is due to open in Summer 2013. The £80 million scheme represents the sector’s largest transaction for several years and is a flagship scheme offering premium accommodation to London’s students. Peter Dyer, Director of Dempsey Dyer says, “We are delighted to have won this contract and are confident that our products will add value to this prestigious development.”
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