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On Monday 29th February, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson and Northern Ireland Secretary of State, Theresa Villiers visited Windell Limited, as part of their trip to Northern Ireland. During the visit Mr Johnson and Ms Villiers were shown around the company’s manufacturing facilities, were they were able to see mock-up units of live projects and chat to the workforce. The visit was particularly memorable as the company is currently celebrating its’ 30th year in business and during the visit, the Mayor cut a celebratory birthday cake. There was also an opportunity for Mr Johnson to live test some of the glazing products, that are being installed on a project for the new Metropolitan Police HQ. Ian Henry,...


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Canada House, London


Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, officially opened the renewed Canada House on Trafalgar Square. The new Canada House brings together all Canadian High Commission staff under one roof. The High Commission of Canada in London is one of Canada’s largest overseas missions, offering a range of services, including consular support, trade promotion, foreign policy and diplomatic services. Windell carried out works as part of the refurbishment process that included the installation of internal security glazing and blast resistant steel walls, whilst still maintaining the proposed architectural design intent.  


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Her Majesty The Queen officially opened the major new extension of the BBC’s Broadcasting House today. This marks the complete transformation of the iconic home of the BBC into a cutting edge centre for the digital future. Broadcasting House in Portland Place will now bring together the BBC’s national and international radio, television and online journalism under one roof for the first time, alongside the BBC’s Television and Network Radio services. As a major landmark building in London, the need to protect and secure its continual broadcasting ability and operation facilities, ensured our expertise in innovative, bespoke blast protection solutions was sought to create robust blast protection to the lower level...


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In November 2009, Network Rail announced a £3.25 Billion investment programme for UK train stations, with over 2000 stations benefitting from the five-year improvement drive which aimed to deliver refurbishments which range from station and user improvements to securing their critical Control Centres. Network Rail’s ten point plan stated that the stations they manage should ‘showcase good British design and safeguard our heritage,’ whilst ‘acting as a hub for the development of our major cities.’ Control centres are critical to the efficient running of the railway infrastructure in each region, to deliver a safe, reliable and predictable train service with more effective management of the...


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