CMS Window Systems has helped deliver a high performance exterior envelope for a new ‘family nurture’ centre within an established children’s nursery in Lochgelly, creating a superior quality educational and caring environment for 65 pre-school children from across the local area.
Working in conjunction with Fife Council, who commissioned and managed the nursery’s refurbishment and extension, CMS’s contract involved the creation of comprehensive door, window and curtain walling solutions for the nursery. CMS manufactured and installed a full complement of anthracite grey windows for both the nursery’s existing buildings and its new additions.
Specified in A-rated PVCu, the new windows boast low U-values and an impressive air tightness rating – as well as helping create a comfortable environment for children to play and learn in. This highly thermally-efficient window specification reduces heat transfer, lowering the costs of keeping the building warm and freeing up more of the nursery’s budget to fulfil its students’ educational and pastoral needs. The Sunflower Nursery’s thermal efficiency was enhanced further by the addition of high-performance aluminium doors. To round off its additions to the Sunflower Nursery, CMS produced and installed a curtain walling screen to rejuvenate the building’s exterior and give it an attractive, modern finish.
Members of the Cowdenbeath Area Committee have given very positive feedback on the nursery’s extension and refurbishment. Vice-chairman Peter Lockhart said that its rejuvenation had created a magnificent facility which could give local children the best possible start: “This Family Nurture Centre is building on the work being done in our nurseries and making every effort to give youngsters a flying start.” CMS’s Contract’s Director, Billy Semple, also welcomed the completion of the refurbishment. “We love to be involved in projects which we can see have such a tangible effect on the local community. The addition of the Family Nurture Centre to the Sunflower Nursery will undoubtedly be a huge boon to the families of Lochgelly, and we hope that the part CMS has played in the refurbishment project will help the nursery give its students a fantastic start to their education.”