Situated at the end of Stansted Airport runway is a new College which opened in September 2018. An association was developed with Manchester Airport Group over a period of five years to secure the acre of land and get their buy-in for the proposed college. Funds were raised via a joint venture to build the college; two £3.5million grants from the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) Local Growth Fund and Essex County Council, as well as a £300,000 grant by Uttlesford District Council and a £50,000 funding contribution from the Savoy Trust.
Stansted Airport College is the first on-site education facility of its kind at any major UK airport, designed by Pascall+Watson and built by Willmott Dixon. Courses are offered for students, who are looking for a career in the aviation and related industries. Acoustic consultant Cole Jarman Associates was employed to make recommendations, to create a quiet and comfortable learning environment.
Selectaglaze was approached to help provide a solution with secondary glazing. Acoustic tests have shown that Selectaglaze secondary glazing can provide a 45dB reduction if set 200mm from a single glazed primary window with 6mm glass. Based on this, if used in conjunction with high performance primary windows, then the dB rating requirements would be met.
Selectaglaze installed 32 units with their Series 10 – 2 and 3 pane horizontal sliders and a Series 41 casement door. All were installed with a cavity of 200mm and tightly sealed.
Not only have the staff and students already seen the enormous acoustic benefit of the secondary glazing, but they should also gain from thermal insulation it provides and the added security.