Quiet study time

The five-storey Yara Lewisham development, with feature brick facades, includes aluminium windows and glazed shopfronts installed by The Window Company (Contracts).

The 4,000ft2 of office and retail space with private student accommodation is built on the site of an old industrial unit near to Ladywell Station, and is the latest example of the ongoing regeneration taking place in this part of London.

All glazed shopfronts are in Smart System’s Alitherm range, including close to 200 windows fitted in the 92 en-suite and studio student rooms.

As Yara Lewisham is located next to the mainline railway line into London Bridge, The Window Company (Contracts) recommended high performance acoustic glass throughout to ensure that the necessary decibel reduction levels were achieved for quiet studying.

The main contractor on the project was HG Construction, which awarded the glazing contract to The Window Company (Contracts) on the basis of previous successful collaborations.

David Thornton, chairman of The Window Company (Contracts), said: “Our expertise is in installation and our highly trained teams can supply and fit products in aluminium, PVCU or timber.”