Dorset window company installs 367 windows at Portsmouth naval base

A DORSET company has installed 367 windows at one of the country’s most historic sites as part of a £ 1million project.

South Coast Windows installed the aluminum framed windows – some measuring up to five meters – at Portsmouth Naval Base, home of HMS Victory.

The base is the oldest in the Royal Navy and has been an integral part of the city since its construction in 1194.

It employs over 17,000 civilians and military personnel and is home to nearly two-thirds of the Navy’s surface fleet.

It is home to the new £ 6 billion aircraft carriers HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales, as well as Lord Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory and Henry VIII’s favorite ship, the Mary Rose.

The Department of Defense put out a £ 1million tender earlier this year to replace all windows and doors in the Victory Building.

The tender was won by construction contractor Bryburn, who in turn awarded the work to the independent South Coast Windows of Poole, owned by Keith Middleton.

The company team has reached the 12 week deadline to complete the project.

Nigel McAlwane of South Coast Windows, based at Willis Way in Poole, said: “It was imperative that we complete the work on time.

“The vessel plays a key role in the day-to-day operation of the Navy and the unavailability of this key accommodation was simply not an option for our client.”

The new windows not only gave the head office a facelift, but also made the building more energy efficient.

A MOD spokesperson said: “It was a huge undertaking, but the installers did it in a fantastic way; deliver quality, on time and on budget.

“It made a huge difference to the Victory Building, and we’re thrilled with it. ”

Keith Middleton said: “It was an extremely exciting project for us.

“A big part of our job is providing windows and doors for our home and commercial customers – and although we have worked on many large projects before, this is the first for MOD and we are honored to have been involved.

“We are extremely proud of the results.


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