Highbury College

Main photo for Natural Ventilation Strategy for Highbury College

The Building

SE Controls, after being recommended by window specialist, have installed and commissioned the window actuators for Highbury College. The college has some of the most sustainable buildings in Portsmouth at their modern college campus and wanted a natural ventilation system that was equally as green.

The Design

SE Controls’ SECO 20 chain actuators were specified for providing the activation of the automatic opening ventilators for the natural ventilation system. The SECO 20 chain actuators have a proven life expectancy and reliability in many window automation projects throughout the UK.
In total 82 No. SECO 20 chain actuators were linked to the Building Management System to maintain the air quality and temperature in classrooms and communal areas.

The Benefits

The benefits of having the SECO 20 chain actuators is due to the low amperage, the college can significantly save costs due to the fixed hardware used in the control of the buildings learning and working environment, improving the internal comfort for occupants and efficiency of the ventilation system.

Video Playback Unavailable

Adaptive Natural Ventilation

Project Details

Client: Highbury College


Architect: Atkins Walyer Webster


Location: Portsmouth


System: Natural Ventilation System



SE Controls at Fensterbau Frontale – What’s on show?

This year’s Fensterbau Frontale exhibition, which runs from 21st – 24th March in Nuremberg, is a key event for SE Controls.

SE Controls raise more than £4500 for the Charity Live Life Give Life

More than £4500 raised by SE Controls for charity Live Life Give Life

NBS Plus

NBS Plus logo SE Controls listed within NBS Plus

SE Controls products are now listed within NBS Plus, part of the NBS industry standard specification software.

Find out more


Video Playback Unavailable

SE Controls Core Competencies

View More

Sign up for our Newsletter

Contact Details

Lancaster House, Wellington Crescent, Fradley Park, Lichfield, Staffs, UK, WS13 8RZ
Tel: 44+ (0) 1543 44 30 60
Fax: 44+ (0) 1543 44 30 70
Email: info@secontrols.com