Elements from the complete portfolio of Kawneer glazing systems were specified for the major refurbishment of a derelict office building for their "good cost to performance balance."
Kawneer's curtain walling, windows, doors and framing systems were selected by Barber Casanovas Ruffles chartered architects for 90 Hills Road, Cambridge, which had been derelict for seven years.
AA®100 zone-drained curtain walling with narrower 50mm sightlines was used for screen and window replacement with AA®100 concealed window vents.
The £1.7million refurbishment for Freshwater Property Management also featured Kawneer’s 451PT framing system with series 190 heavy-duty commercial entrance and low/medium-duty swing doors.
They were installed on the three storeys of the 1960s building over four months by Kawneer-approved specialist sub-contractor Elliston Steady & Hawes (Aluminium) for main contractor Morgan Sindall.
Please click here to read our full story on 90 Hills Road.
Posted Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 2:37:20 PM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback
Kawneer to Exhibit in Paris at Batimat 2015
Kawneer is planning a large presence at Batimat 2015 in Paris, in early November.
Batimat is one of the world's leading construction exhibitions and Kawneer is preparing a high profile stand that brings our European product offer together at this Mecca for our industry.
Taking place at Paris Nord Villepinte between November 2nd and 6th, Batimat always features significant technological innovations in the field of construction and architecture.
Over 350,000 visitors are expected at the show, which will be supported by 2,600 French and international exhibitors.
Kawneer will be on Stand L70 in Hall 6.
Please click here for more details of Batimat 2015.
Posted Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 1:49:00 PM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback
Kawneer systems set to be Central to new city business area
Work has just begun on the installation of architectural aluminium systems from Kawneer on an office building at the heart of the redevelopment of Cardiff city centre.
Two types of Kawneer’s curtain walling - AA®100 capped and zone-drained and AA®100 SSG (Structurally Silicone Glazed) mullion-drained - and two types of doors - AA®545 swing and series 190 heavy-duty entrance doors - are being installed by approved sub-contractor Dudley's Aluminium for main contractor Willmott Dixon at One Central Square.
The 135,000ft2 Grade A speculative office scheme set over up to eight floors, some of which are cantilevered, is the first phase in a five-year 1millionft2 development comprising commercial, retail and residential space in the area between the city's central railway station and the Millennium Stadium.
Driven by Cardiff-based development company Rightacres Property in partnership with the city council, Central Square has been masterplanned by Foster + Partners, with the One Central Square development being designed by Rio Architects.
Posted Friday, July 31, 2015 at 3:32:06 AM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback
Kawneer are proud to be working with the Berkeley Group
Following an extensive review process, Kawneer has been accepted onto the supply chain of the award-winning house builders the Berkeley Group.
The UK manufacturer has now been given the opportunity to work with the FTSE 250 group, which builds high specification homes and neighbourhoods in London and the South East, through five autonomous companies - St George, St James, St William and St Edward as well as Berkeley.
Kawneer will provide the Berkeley Group with comprehensive design support, training, inspections and warranties for the supply of curtain walling, window, door and unitised systems, from conception to completion and beyond through its extensive range of approved fabricators.
Posted Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 5:08:55 AM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback
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.
Posted Friday, June 12, 2015 at 1:02:55 PM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback
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
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
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.
Posted Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 3:47:00 AM | Permalink | Comments(0) | Trackback
Kawneer helps Trinity to a Top 5 position
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 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