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Kawneer systems help save Liverpool schools … and how!

Notre Dame Catholic College

Elements of the whole range of Kawneer’s architectural aluminium systems were used on the first school to benefit from Liverpool City Council’s BSF (Building Schools for the Future) bailout.

Kawneer’s AA®100 zone-drained curtain walling and series 190 heavy-duty commercial entrance doors feature on the ground floor of the new state-of-the-art Notre Dame Catholic College in Everton, with AA®541 top-hung casement windows and AA®100 rooflights at high level.

The college benefited from Mayor Cllr Joe Anderson’s £169million Investment Plan for Schools, devised as a rescue package after several of Liverpool’s BSF projects were scrapped in 2010. Funding was a combination of city council and Government money and was negotiated as part of Liverpool’s City Deal.

The council wanted value and quality – and for 60% of the budget to be spent with Liverpool companies - and opted for a Willmott Dixon solution procured via SCAPE to reduce the costs and time of procurement. The benefits of SCAPE’s quick procurement process were evident from the start, allowing Notre Dame to start six months earlier for its 1,000 students and 70 staff.

Please click here to read our full story on Note Dame Catholic College.


Posted Thursday, October 09, 2014 at 10:20:09 AM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback

Kawneer extends its partnership with Kier Construction

Kawneer extends its partnership with Kier Construction


Kawneer has renewed its preferred supplier status with Kier Construction, one of the UK's largest construction companies.

The country’s leading supplier of architectural aluminium systems has signed a new two-year UK-wide supply chain framework agreement with Kier.
        
This renewed agreement is the latest in a series of similar partnerships Kawneer have secured with some of the UK's largest construction firms.

Please click here to read our full story on the new agreement


Posted Friday, October 03, 2014 at 9:22:04 AM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback

Kawneer Systems Help Lift a Royal Landmark

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Work is drawing to a close on a landmark residential project which makes extensive use of Kawneer’s new lift/slide door.

Kawneer’s AA®3572 lift/slide door was used at Redrow London’s stunning £46million Kingston Riverside development in the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames alongside the flagship AA®720 single-action door, its AA®543 tilturn windows and AA®100 curtain walling.

Some 145m2 of the mullion-drained curtain walling with 50mm sightlines features on the double-height concierge areas of the 16-storey south block and 11-storey north block of a total of 210 private luxury one to four-bedroomed apartments which were designed by Sprunt architects to be stepped and cantilevered on plan.

Built of concrete frame on the banks of the River Thames on the site of the former coal yard for Kingston power station, façade construction by the JRL Group has been in four phases over three years, with the final phase due for completion in September 2014.

As well as the Kawneer windows, doors and curtain walling, the 6,000m2 of façade comprised rainscreen cladding with ceramic tiles and powder-coated aluminium feature projecting beams and pilasters.

Please click here to read our full story on Kingston Riverside


Posted Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 5:31:09 PM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback

Kawneer goes BIM

Kawneer products are now available as BIM models through bimstore

Kawneer products are now available as BIM models through bimstore.

Downloadable in the Revit format and also available on request as IFC files, Kawneer’s curtain walling, windows and doors for façade applications are now available through the UK’s largest BIM portal, www.bimstore.co.uk.

The Kawneer portfolio includes the AA®100 and AA®110 curtain walling, with 50mm and 65mm sightlines respectively, 190 heavy-duty and 350 severe-duty commercial entrance doors, and the AA®541 casement window (pictured above).

Kawneer’s BIM models provide 3D digital replicas of the products as well as the critical COBIE data to guide the user through the whole design and construction process.

Please click here to read the full story on the new Kawneer BIM models.


Posted Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 1:53:01 PM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback

Kawneer systems help a hat-trick of high rises

Kawneer systems help a hat-trick of high rises

Elements of the whole range of glazing systems by Kawneer have been used on three tower blocks at the heart of the refurbishment of a London borough.

Kawneer’s AA®100 mullion-drained curtain walling and AA®541 casement windows feature as vertical ribbons of glazing down the sides of the 24-storey blocks. The glazing systems were installed by approved specialist sub-contractor APiC UK for main contractor Breyer Group. The opening vents were designed as bottom-hung on electric actuators to complement a natural ventilation strategy.

They are complemented by Kawneer’s 451PT framing system, AA®601 top-hung casement windows and series 190 heavy-duty entrance doors (tested to the requirements of Secure by Design) on the ground-floor offices of Poynter, Norland and Stebbing Houses on the Edward Woods Estate in Hammersmith and Fulham.

All the Kawneer systems were polyester powder coated in a bespoke colour which was guaranteed for 40 years, while the outer panels of glass were toughened and the inner panels laminated to optimise solar gain.

Please click here to read our full story on the tower blocks.


Posted Friday, August 08, 2014 at 1:24:12 PM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback

Kawneer systems feature on a landmark in a city of learning

Parkside Place, Cambridge

Elements of the whole range of Kawneer’s architectural aluminium systems feature on the most central and prestigious new development in Cambridge for years.

Kawneer’s AA®100 curtain walling, which is structurally silicone glazed and mullion drained, was specified by Glenn Howells Architects for Parkside Place, along with AA®3110 horizontal sliding windows, and AA®603 light-duty tilt slide doors, AA®605 low/medium-duty swing doors and series 350 severe-duty commercial entrance doors.

The £17.5million mixed-use development comprises four blocks of luxury apartments, one of which is eight storeys and curved on plan to soften the corner of a major intersection overlooking the 24-acre open grassland of Parker's Piece – one of the city's major parks.

Some of the 99 mixed-tenure apartments were built over the replacement Parkside Fire Station, located amidst the city's central colleges, just a stone's throw from the main shopping and entertainment areas, Grand Arcade and Grafton Shopping Centre.

The Kawneer systems were installed by approved specialist sub-contractor Drayton Windows for main contractor Willmott Dixon for their first contract with client Grosvenor Developments.

Please click here to read our full story on Parkside Place


Posted Friday, August 01, 2014 at 11:56:38 AM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback

Kawneer Lends Its Weight to Lend Lease

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Kawneer has been appointed a preferred supplier of architectural aluminium systems by one of the UK’s largest construction companies.

The country’s leading manufacturer has signed a UK-wide supply chain agreement with Lend Lease, one of the world’s largest property, infrastructure and construction management firms.

This new agreement is the latest in a series of similar partnerships Kawneer has won with some of the UK’s largest construction firms.

Please click here to read our full story on the new agreement.


Posted Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 1:38:15 PM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback

Kawneer helps British Gas power up

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Curtain walling from Kawneer has helped a new regional headquarters for up to 1,000 British Gas Business staff achieve a BREEAM “Excellent” rating.

Kawneer’s AA®110 zone/mullion-drained curtain walling with 65mm sightlines features on the two wings of the £19million state-of-the-art office building on Oxford Business Park, part of the former Austin Rover works at Cowley.

It was specified by architects Frank Shaw Associates, who have specified Kawneer systems on commercial and industrial projects for the past 20 years.

Frank Shaw Associates detailed the building to allow a very simple interface with the construction of the external envelope generally. The typical interface detail comprised a DPC dressed into the curtain walling, with a packing piece glazed in and perimeter mastic sealant applied.

They used two curtain walling face cap profiles to allow the transoms to have greater definition than the mullions.

Please click here to read our full story on the new British Gas Regional HQ.


Posted Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 1:15:25 PM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback

Kawneer systems help to inspire students

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Elements of the whole portfolio of Kawneer systems have been used on a new school with indoor and outdoor teaching spaces that achieved a BREEAM “Very good” rating.

Kawneer’s AA®110 and AA®100 (sloped) curtain walling were used on the main entrance and corridors of the predominantly naturally-ventilated Spires Academy in Canterbury.

These systems, with 65mm and 50mm sightlines respectively, are complemented by AA®541 casement windows with both manual and automatic top-hung ventilators and by series 190 heavy-duty commercial entrance doors and AA®605 low/medium-duty swing doors. The windows and entrance doors were designed where necessary to Secured by Design standards.

The Kawneer systems were installed by approved specialist sub-contractor APiC UK for main contractor Carillion PLC to a design by architects Jestico + Whiles for Kent County Council.

Please click here to read our full story on Spires Academy.


Posted Monday, June 09, 2014 at 12:53:52 PM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback

Kawneer helps the Halo reach dizzy heights

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Kawneer’s AA®201 unitised or modular/off-site curtain walling has been used on the fourth to 43rd storeys of the award-winning landmark Stratford Halo tower at 150 High Street, Stratford, while the traditional stick-system AA®110 mullion-drained curtain walling with 65mm sightlines features on the ground to third levels.

At 132 metres, the tallest building in the UK to feature Kawneer's curtain walling, Stratford Halo lies at the heart of the former Olympic Village. It is the flagship of seven buildings built by Ardmore Construction for Genesis Housing Association.

Kawneer worked closely with the architect and main contractor using their AA®201 unitised system to develop a project-specific solution to meet the challenging design features of the building.

These called for the main elevations to be faceted at varying angles, with a flat rear elevation incorporating a 7° inclined slope between the 29th and 43rd floors. The very top of the building featured a 'crown', sloping and faceting from front to rear.

Kawneer developed many project-specific production dies to meet these design requirements and provided all the design and assembly drawings for the project via their Special Projects Department.

Please click here to read our full story on Stratford Halo.


Posted Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 11:00:52 AM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback

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