High school transformation

CMS Window Systems has completed a major fenestration contract as part of a project to create a new state-of-the-art primary school in the Scottish Borders that has brought new life to an unused B-listed former high school.

The new £8.6 million Duns Primary School and educational campus enabled the school to move from its existing premises in the town, which were largely in a Victorian building that was no longer suited to the needs of modern education.

An extensive refurbishment programme was agreed which involved the complete replacement of the windows, doors and curtain walling throughout the two-storey building.

CMS Window Systems was appointed by Graham to manufacture and install 223 windows, 14 doors and 125m2 of aluminium curtain walling; all were created using Kawneer systems.

The windows, doors and curtain walling features 28.6mm double glazed units which are manufactured using an external 6mm Planiclear Securit Cool-Lite SKN174 II pane, a 16mm black warm edge spacer bar, and a 6.8mm Planiclear laminated inner pane – with the cavity being a 90% argon fill.