Education

Robert Gordon University
Faculty of Health & Social Care, UK

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Robert Gordon University
Robert Gordon University
Robert Gordon University
Robert Gordon University

Architect:
Halliday Fraser Munro
 
Kawneer Dealer:
Charles Henshaw & Sons Ltd.
 
Contract Value:
£ 1.6 Million
 
The seven-storey, Faculty of Health & Social Care building, provides approximately 13,500 square metres of teaching, learning and office space, including laboratories and a training ward. The building is built on the side of a hill and has a dramatic curved roof that sweeps down to second floor level.
 
The design and installation of the Kawneer slope glazing was highly complex because of the size of the roof, approximately 9 metres wide by 60 metres long and the large dimensions of the faceted radius. The unusually large roof radius meant that Charles Henshaw had to allow for expansion and to achieve this they developed a special aluminium gutter detail which had to be carefully interfaced with the sloped glazing.  The roof installation process was also challenging and required complex scaffolding.
 
Two other technically interesting aspects for Charles Henshaw were the interfacing and fixing of galvanised steel walkways/brise soleil to the structural steel work and the provision of a ‘backup wall’ at the top of the building.

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