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Once regarded as the Paris of the Middle East, Beirut is finally starting to rebuild after decades of conflict. However its location in the centre of this unstable region ensures safety and threat mitigation are still of paramount importance. Following our successful prefabrication and onsite installation of the Canadian Chancery guardhouse in Lebanon, our strict programme adherence, technical ability and professionalism did not go unrecognised. During this project we were approached by a Main Contractor to assist with design technicalities and projected budget rates for a proposed new overclad Blast Resistant external façade for the Canadian Embassy’s existing building. The Main Contractor was successfully awarded...


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Located close to the centre of The Hague, the British Embassy has a key presence amongst the foreign embassies and global organisations located in the city. The original building dates from 1864 and whilst there have been various renovations and extensions over the years, this historic building is now undergoing a major refurbishment project. The robust quality of our security products and the strong reputation we have developed for safeguarding the British diplomatic estate in high-risk regions ensured we were a natural choice for consideration for this project. Following the competitive procurement stage, Windell were successfully awarded the contract for the refurbishment project as the most economically advantageous...


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DFID Bangladesh


The DFID mission in Bangladesh focuses on offering development assistance in collaboration with the National Government and experienced NGOs, to priority needs with clear strategic objectives and is the leading international partner to the government’s efforts to combat the adverse effects of climate change in Bangladesh. In response to these activities the Crown Agents commissioned a design to provide a hub for this humanitarian work that would deliver a building respectful of cultural heritage whilst safeguarding the mission. To provide a secure building Windell were commissioned to deliver the blast protection solution for this new build project which involved the integration of blast enhanced curtain walling in a...


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Scottish Parliament


The original Scottish Parliament at Holyrood designed by postmodern Architect Enric Miralles, began construction in 1999 and was completed in 2004. Whilst he didn’t live to see its realisation it was welcomed by architectural academics and critics and regarded as a critical success. The Architect’s vision for the building: to conceive a 'poetic union between the Scottish landscape, its people, its culture and the city of Edinburgh'. This approach won the parliament building numerous awards including the prestigious 2005 Stirling Prize and its description as "a tour de force of arts and crafts and quality without parallel in the last 100 years of British Architecture. The Scottish Parliamentary...


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