Bishops House Children’s Centre

Built in 1895, Bishops House Children’s centre was originally intended for the Bishop of Rochester. Located in the usually serene Kennington Park and surrounded by other beautiful Listed buildings. The Bishop desired for the house to be passed on to the local community and used by the local children.

In 2004 his wish was achieved with it becoming a dedicated children’s centre and since then has been converted to an Early Years Centre.The central chapel of this Grade II Listed impressive Georgian style building, has now been transformed into the reception area for the centre.

However; in spring 2015 the Northern line extension works are to begin in earnest, which will disrupt the environment of the nursery until at least 2020 when it is due to open. The current single glazed windows offer minimal acoustic protection and any ill-fitting frames also allow dirt and dust into the building. 

In order to sustain a quiet, clean and comfortable environment for the users of the nursery, Selectaglaze was tasked with providing a solution using its bespoke secondary glazing systems as a result of similar works completed on the Crossrail scheme.

A fully independent tailor made window system set 100mm or more from the existing window achieves a noise reduction of 43-45dB and high performance frame seals both limit airborne sound and trap the dirt and dust.

With the property being Grade II Listed, secondary glazing is a great solution as it is a reversible adaptation. Selectaglaze produced sympathetic designs for Listed building consent using sliding and fixed systems with locks to ensure permanent protection.

Selectaglaze are the leading specialists in secondary glazing, established in 1966 and granted the Royal Warrant in 2004. Selectaglaze have an extensive range of products to suit all projects from Listed properties to new-build. The Company offers a wide range of tested products covering acoustic and thermal performance as well as protection against intruder and blast mitigation. A free technical advisory service is offered and a RIBA approved CPD and factory tour is available to Architects and Designers.