Sir Basil Spence can rest easy in his grave after Crittall refurbished the windows of Falmer House on his 1960s grade I listed University of Sussex campus outside Brighton. The firm fitted replacement W20 profiles and Corporate 2000 cold form doors for the campus gateway building. It supplied like-for-like replacements which English Heritage had to approve to ensure they were sensitive to the original design.
Speaking of Heritage, the window company, which since its founding 160 years ago has been based in its hometown of Braintree in Essex, has teamed up with the town’s District Museum Trust and the District Council to digitise its own archive of drawings for posterity. The W20 window was synonymous with the development of modernism in the UK and abroad, and the new archive will provide access to over 2000 documents, catalogues and photographs.