More than 100 Spectus Elite 70 flush tilt and turn windows were specified and installed in a new development based on Chester’s historic Shot Tower and associated buildings.

The 168ft red-brick tower is a Grade II listed building and the only surviving leadworks of its kind. Along with the original Engine House and Whitechapel buildings, it was restored to emphasise the industrial legacy of the development but also complemented by two new housing developments of one, two and three-bedroom apartments and converted four-bedroom town houses.

Spectus Approved Window Contractor Walker Profiles of Motherwell was chosen as window contractor, with installation by New Look Windows in Rochdale, Lancashire.

Walker Profiles business development manager David MacGregor said: “This was a superb project to be involved with and we were delighted to have manufactured the windows for such an iconic property development.”

Jon Tudor, commercial director at New Look Windows, concluded: “Newlook Windows jumped at the chance to work on this prestigious development with such an important historical background. The design team pushed the limits of a great product which was manufactured and installed to a very high standard, giving the building the slimmest sightlines possible and a superior colour aesthetics internally and externally. Now completed, the Shot Tower site looks fantastic. “

Spectus flush tilt & turn windows were specifically designed to prevent the framework from overlapping to give a ‘flush’ appearance. A centre seal system with optional third weather seal means the window can achieve a Window Energy Rating of A++ with double glazing and a U Value of 0.8 W/(m2K) with triple glazing.

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