CAD Associates, Lincoln
Kawneer, the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of architectural aluminium systems, has recently contributed to the development of Lincoln College. Designed by CAD Associates, the structure makes extensive use of Kawneer 1202 curtain walling and 1202S structural silicone glazing, supplied and installed by Pendant Aluminium.
Lincoln College is a further education college situated in the heart of the historic city. The forty-two week design and build contract in conjunction with primary contractor Linpave Building Ltd, comprised the complete overhaul and refurbishment of the principal college building, the Abbey Building, and extensions to the Temple Building.
A major part of the development involved stripping back the 45,000 sq ft five-storey structure to the original concrete frame and removing the existing concrete panel façade. This was then replaced with Kawneer’s full height 1202 and 1202S curtain walling, incorporating a feature walkable Brise Soleil on every storey. The design also showcases a feature entrance and atrium constructed in full height structural glazing.
Kawneer’s curtain walling system was specified for the development as it met with the extreme technical constraints of the project.
The Abbey Building was originally constructed in the late 1950’s and required a great deal of attention to detail of fixings and expert specification to give strength and durability to the old structure, which the 1202 system provided. The 1202 system offers flexibility in design, performance and ease of installation incorporating zone drainage as a design characteristic, where each glazed panel is self drained. The 1202S system was specified as it is available as a four sided structural silicone glazed system to suit the individual project requirements and also has an opening vent option. The use of structural silicone combined with the internal aluminium frame allows for a flush exterior façade.
In addition to the external façade, the redevelopment also involved extensive internal modifications including the provision of state-of the-art science laboratories, along with new teaching areas and a refectory and the replacement of all building services. The Temple Building, which is home to the School of Construction, was expanded significantly during the project.
Olav Holm-Johansen of CAD Associates commented: “The project was quite a challenging one as we needed to work within the structural parameters of the existing building, whilst providing a brand new external identity. Kawneer’s innovative products were selected for the project on the basis that their systems have a proven track record, with guaranteed performance and the ability to meet with the detailed technical specifications of the project whilst being aesthetically pleasing.”
Lincoln College has recently been awarded Centre of Vocational Excellence status as part of a national initiative by the Learning and Skills Council. This will provide opportunities for capital and revenue investment in the College facilities and will help satisfy the high demand for construction training in the region.
- 1202 Curtain Wall
- 1202S Structural Silicone Glazing
Project Report (PDF):
- Lincoln College [352KB]