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Virginia Water Visitor Centre

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Project Details

Architect: Stanton Williams
Fabricator: PAGE Group Peterborough
Main Contractor: Ashe Construction
Project Value: £40K
Systems Used: Comar 3 GFT & 7
Location: Great Windsor Park, Berks

Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems; with their approved fabricator PAGE Group Peterborough Ltd recently completed a Visitor Centre which is part of the Virginia Water Pavilion in Windsor Great Park. This new building overlooks Virginia Water, an extensive man-made lake set in a picturesque 18th century landscape, situated in the Grade 1 listed Royal Landscape in Windsor Great Park.

The concept for the new visitor centre was born out of the immediate landscape and is located at the public entrance where the building welcomes visitors to Virginia Water. It’s canopied form

frames the view of the lake and the echelon form of the building and its terraces overlook the lake and facilities include a kiosk selling refreshments, public toilets and staff facilities.

Comar 3 ground floor framing was selected which incorporates the Comar 7 auto sliding doors which were specified for the main entrances. For safety, the Comar 7 AFT Commercial Doors were fitted with Anti-Finger Trap stiles which were hung directly from the Comar 3 ground floor framing. Comar 7 door sets are a natural choice for any busy public environment and are available in swing, pivot, sliding, auto-sliding and sliding folding.

All Comar approved fabricators are required to have the technical expertise to attend pre-site meetings and provide detailing.

PAGE Group Peterborough Ltd liaised closely with the specifiers to provide design advice and detailing which ensured the project ran smoothly and met site deadlines.