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World Wildlife Fund HQ featuring Kawneer systems receives two RIBA Regional awards

World Wildlife Fund HQ featuring Kawneer systems receives two RIBA Regional awards

 

Featuring Kawneer glazing systems, the new headquarters of the World Wildlife Fund in Woking, Surrey recently took two 2015 RIBA South East Awards.

The recipient of both a RIBA South East Award and the RIBA South East Sustainabilility Award, the £14million Living Planet Centre building, designed by Hopkins Architects, incorporates the latest thinking on sustainable design and has been certified as BREEAM "Outstanding".

Kawneer systems were selected for many reasons, not least their ability to enable savings in terms of energy and impact on the environment.

Kawneer’s AA®100 mullion-drained and AA®100 SSG (Structurally Silicone Glazed) curtain walling with 50mm sightlines and concealed vents, AA®3110 horizontal sliding doors and 190 heavy-duty commercial entrance doors feature on the façade and roof.

The systems were put forward by approved specialist sub-contractor JPJ Installations for main contractor Willmott Dixon who, to meet the brief from the leading conservation charity, forensically tracked the carbon content of every single element of the 8,900m2, 18-month build.

The carbon budget had assumed that the aluminium framing included 30% recycled content but JPJ suggested that Kawneer could supply 80% recycled aluminium.

The Living Planet Centre is the first building in the UK to have undergone a full whole-life carbon assessment and, partly as a result of Willmott Dixon’s sustainability tracking, the completed building has a whole-life carbon footprint 42% smaller than the scheme submitted at planning stage.

Please click here to view/download our full case study on the WWF HQ.


Posted Friday, June 12, 2015 at 1:02:55 PM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback

Flexible Workspace Project featuring Kawneer systems takes RIBA East Award

Flexible Workspace Project featuring Kawneer systems takes RIBA East Award

Alconbury Incubator, the first building of the new Alconbury Enterprise Campus, has won a 2015 RIBA East Award, following a recent awards ceremony at Robinson College, Cambridge.

Kawneer’s AA®100 curtain walling and series 190 doors feature on the £2.5million Incubator – the first structure in a 20-year project to transform a former Huntingdonshire airfield into 3 million square feet of commercial hi-tec business space, 5,000 homes and a range of transport infrastructure, community facilities and 700 acres of green space. The airfield is being developed by owners Urban&Civic.

The Kawneer curtain wall system created a highly-transparent double-height volume to the glazed gallery space which enabled natural light to filter into the office spaces while creating a visually interesting space which encourages the use of the ground floor cafe and informal meeting spaces at first-floor for social interaction between tenant businesses.

Installed by specialist sub-contractor Drayton Windows for main contractor Kier Construction, the Kawneer curtain walling is complemented by heavy-duty commercial entrance doors throughout the 1,400m2 building.

Described by the judges as "unique and brilliant solution" the Incubator building was designed by Feilden + Mawson as the design and build architects to Kier Construction, with Allford Hall Monaghan Morris as executive architects. It has achieved a BREEAM “Very good” rating.

Please click here to view/download our full case study on the Alconbury Incubator project.


Posted Friday, June 12, 2015 at 12:54:55 PM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback

London School with Kawneer glazing receives RIBA London Award

London School with Kawneer glazing receives RIBA London Award


A South East London secondary school featuring glazing systems by Kawneer won a 2015 RIBA London Award for architectural excellence at the recent RIBA London Regional Awards held at the National Theatre.

Key elements from the Kawneer glazing systems portfolio feature on the new-build and refurbishment aspects of the £29million redevelopment of the John Roan School in the Royal London Borough of Greenwich, designed by John McAslan + Partners.

Kawneer’s 50mm wide AA®100 zone-drained horizontally-capped and mullion-drained structurally glazed curtain walling, AA®543 tilturn windows, and medium-duty swing and series 190 heavy-duty welded doors were installed by approved specialist sub-contractor Leay.

Funded by the BSF (Building Schools for the Future) programme, the existing John Roan School of 1,400 pupils was extended to 12,700m2 across a split-site campus comprising the Westcombe Park new-build and Maze Hill refurbishment.

The existing school remained in operation throughout the works, requiring work-around solutions for peak school term periods such as GCSE and A-level exams. Works by main contractor Wates Construction were divided into six phases to allow the school to function continuously.

Please click here for our full story on John Roan School.


Posted Friday, June 12, 2015 at 12:46:38 PM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback

Kawneer helps score a unique try for Wales

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Architectural aluminium systems by Kawneer feature on what is believed to be Wales’ first twin-skin façade.

 

The new postgraduate centre of Cardiff Business School at Cardiff University uses Kawneer's AA®100 SSG (Structurally Silicone Glazed) curtain walling as the external wall on the south-east façade with AA®100 zone-drained capped curtain walling with BRE Green Guide A+ rated AA®541 top-hung casement window* vents behind, forming an internal walkway.

 

This is complemented by AA®100 curtain walling on the main façade as well as the entrance atrium between two curved terracotta-clad elevations. Kawneer’s AA®3720 folding/sliding doors have also been incorporated to the rear of the atrium along with medium-duty swing and series 190 heavy-duty commercial entrance doors.

 

They were specified by regular Kawneer users Boyes Rees Architects for their framing options and sustainability credentials - being 100% recyclable helped the £13.5million project achieve a BREEAM “Excellent” rating.

 

The Kawneer systems were installed on the concrete frame building on the site of a former car park over five months by Dudley’s Architectural Aluminium for main contractor ISG.

 

Please click here to read our full story on Cardiff Business School.


Posted Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 3:47:00 AM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback

Kawneer helps Trinity to a Top 5 position

Trinity Leeds

Architectural aluminium systems from Kawneer feature on one of UK's Coolest Brands for 2014/15 – Trinity Leeds, the UK's fifth top retail location.

The multi-award winning development has made use of Kawneer's AA®100 capped and SSG (Structurally Silicone Glazed) curtain walling systems with 50mm sightlines and AA®110 zone-drained curtain walling with 65mm sightlines on shop fronts and link bridges complemented by top-hung casement and tilturn windows.

The £400million scheme over 817,000ft2 unites three of Leeds' busiest shopping thoroughfares around a new central space and includes the refurbishment of an existing shopping centre, all to a BREEAM “Excellent” rating and a 28% improvement over Part L (CO2 emissions).

Design and delivery architects Chapman Taylor created a new design for property giant Land Securities (which also owns the White Rose Centre, a large shopping centre on the city’s outskirts) that completely modernised and integrated the Trinity shopping districts into an all-year-round late-night venue for fashion, food and film.

It is a naturally ventilated scheme composed of buildings linked by a series of open-air arcaded streets and public spaces above which self-supporting glazed grid-shell roofs rise 30m above street level.

The Kawneer systems were installed on the Trinity West element by approved specialist sub-contractor DML Group and on Trinity East by Bennett Architectural Aluminium Solutions, this project representing a particularly large and prestigious one for both.

Please click here to read our full story on Trinity Leeds.


Posted Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 9:43:26 PM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback

Kawneer sponsors prestigious Edinburgh architectural award

Kawneer sponsors prestigious Edinburgh architectural award

 

Kawneer UK was delighted to sponsor this year's Edinburgh Architectural Association Building of the Year Award at a recent reception held in the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation. The event was attended by around one hundred architects, sponsors and guests.

The EAA Building of the Year Award for 2015 went to Morgan McDonnell Architecture for the Advocate’s Close development in Edinburgh, which saw nine listed buildings transformed into commercial, office and residential spaces.

Malcolm Fraser Architects received a commendation for The University of Edinburgh's Arcadia Nursery project.

Kawneer's Architectural Adviser for Scotland Rodger Allan is pictured above (far right) at the reception with members of the winning Morgan McDonnell Architecture design team.


Posted Friday, May 1, 2015 at 7:04:09 AM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback

Kawneer joins Secured by Design scheme

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Glazing solutions from leading architectural aluminium systems supplier Kawneer have achieved Secured by Design accreditation, the official UK police flagship initiative supporting the principles of designing out crime.

The renowned certification for windows and doors from the manufacturer’s extensive portfolio of products is a tangible demonstration of the company's continued commitment to on-going testing for safety and security.

Extensive testing of the company’s products to PAS 24:2012 means architects, planners, contractors and client end users can be assured that Kawneer products provide the ultimate resistance to criminal attack.

The Secured by Design scheme was established 26 years ago by the Association of Chief Police Officers to reduce crime through, among other factors, the design and use of quality security products such as doors, windows, roofs and secondary glazing.

Please click here to read our full story on Kawneer's membership of Secured by Design.


Posted Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 11:33:02 AM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback

Kawneer systems meet the need for new and old

John Roan School

 

Key elements from the Kawneer glazing systems portfolio feature on the new-build and refurbishment aspects of a secondary school’s £29million redevelopment.

 

Kawneer’s 50mm wide AA®100 zone-drained horizontally-capped and mullion-drained structurally glazed curtain walling, AA®543 tilturn windows, and medium-duty swing and series 190 heavy-duty welded doors were installed by approved specialist sub-contractor Leay on the John Roan School in the Royal London Borough of Greenwich.

 

Funded by the BSF (Building Schools for the Future) programme, the existing John Roan School of 1,400 pupils was extended to 12,700m2 across a split-site campus comprising the Westcombe Park new-build and Maze Hill refurbishment.

 

The Westcombe Park building totals a 7,600m2 flexible, transformational learning environment for the middle years 9, 10 and 11. Accommodation includes a sports and amenity building which can be operated independently for the community.

 

Please click here to read our full story on John Roan School.


Posted Friday, April 17, 2015 at 7:12:10 AM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback

Kawneer wins key Welsh school contract

Ysgol Bae Baglan

 

Kawneer has just won a £1.3m contract through AB Glass in Swansea to supply AA®100 curtain walling, AA®541 casement windows, AA®545 swing doors and series 190 heavy duty entrance doors for a new school to be built by Bouygues Group (Western) in Seaway Parade, Port Talbot.

Designed by Stride Treglown Architects, Ysgol Bae Baglan will be constructed on the Western Avenue playing fields adjacent to Seaway Parade. When completed in September 2016, the new "all through" (3-16) school will replace Cwrt Sart Community School, Glanafan Comprehensive School, Sandfields Comprehensive School and Traethmelyn Primary School. It will accommodate 1100 secondary age pupils and 300 primary age pupils and 100 specialist places for pupils with additional learning needs.


Posted Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 10:36:23 AM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback

Saunders are sold on Kawneer

Bell Green Retail Park, Sydenham

Kawneer were the default specification for Saunders Architects when it came to the glazed elements of a new retail park.

Kawneer's AA®100 zone-drained curtain walling, AA®541 fixed light windows, AA®543 tilturn vents and series 190 heavy-duty commercial entrance doors feature on four units at Bell Green Retail Park in Sydenham, south east London.

The £19million development on the remediated former 13-acre site of Bell Green gas works comprises a total 120,000ft2 of retail plus 19,000ft2 of employment/industrial. The Kawneer elements serve as double-glazed polyester powder coated entrance screens and automatic doors, and a feature entrance lobby to the B&Q unit.

The Kawneer systems were installed over seven months by Kawneer-approved specialist sub-contractor Leay for main contractor Kier Construction. The other retail tenants were Toys R Us, Pets At Home, Currys/PC World and Next.

Please click here to read our full story on Bell Green Retail Park


Posted Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 11:02:32 AM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback

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