Chesterfield College,
South Block


  • Client: Chesterfield College
  • Programme: November 2014 – April 2015
  • Contract Value: £1.2m
  • Scope of Work: Aluminium rainscreen overcladding, high-performance replacement windows, replacement doors and curtain walling.


South Block comprises an eight storey tower and low-level link which were overclad using an insulated aluminium rainscreen system and high-performance aluminium-timber composite windows. Additional works included replacement curtain walling to themain staircase, new parapet, concrete repairs, removal of pre-cast concrete gutter and new LED signage. Different project scope options were considered and extensive value engineering undertaken to provide a high-quality solution which met the College’s budgetary constraints.



“We are delighted with the overcladding project completed by d+b facades. It has transformed our buildings’ appearance providing a contemporary aesthetic both internal and external alongside greatly improved thermal and acoustic characteristics in keeping with a College continuous improvement property strategy. Based on our experience with d+b, we would also highly recommend the use of a Pre-Contract Services Agreement with a specialist prior to tendering as the College received detailed expert advice and technical assistance veryearly giving us greatest certainty on key aspects of the project such as buildability, cost, programme, sequencing and risk”.
Mike Thackery, Head of Facilities

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