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ARCHITECTURAL


ALUMET PRAISED FOR WORK ON LANDMARK CONTRACT


Specialist facade contractors Alumet celebrate their 20th anniversary this year with an impressive testimonial for their work on one of the company’s most recently completed projects.


Sandwell College is a £77,000,000 new build 25,300m2 multi-storey college and sixth form in the heart of West Bromwich town centre and home to 10,000 students from across the West Midlands.


Te main contractor was Interserve and Bond Bryan the Architects.


Alumet designed, fabricated and installed the full facade, which incorporated Alumet’s exclusive Avon Solar Control range of brise soleil and its SFS rainscreen cassette system. Te systems used on the £3,100,000 Alumet sub-contract were Schuco curtain wall, windows and doors; Alucobond; Avon Solar Control brise soleil; and Alumet SFS.


Te state-of-the-art building recently hosted BBC’s Question Time and was also a Project of the Year finalist in the West Midlands Constructing Excellence Awards.


Susan Johnson, Director of Capital Project


Development at Sandwell College said: “Construction of Sandwell College was not without its challenges, but by working collaboratively with the architects and


‘Sandwell College is a £77,000.000 new build 25,300m2 multi- story college and sixth form in the heart of West Bromwich’


the main contractor, Alumet has played a significant part in helping deliver a building that is a source of pride to the college and local community. Te striking colour of the building envelope and in particular, the sweeping facade makes the college a landmark local building.


“We greatly appreciate the professionalism, technical ability and co-operation Alumet brought, it helped make this project the great success that it is.”


www.alumet.co.uk


METAL TECHNOLOGY FASHIONS FLEXIBLE SOLUTION


Architectural aluminium manufacturer Metal Technology has supplied its System 17 Curtain Walling, 5-20D doors and 5-20 Tilt and Turn windows on a high-specification apartment scheme in Kew Bridge Road, London, one of London’s most desirable residential areas.


Constructed by Ardmore on an historic site overlooking the Grade II listed bridge, the completed development at Kew


will provide 121 stunning new waterside homes laid out over two seven-storey residential blocks.


Offering unlimited flexibility


to architects, System 17 Curtain Walling provides a wide range of structural mullions, transoms and feature caps, meeting the aesthetic and performance requirements of any building.


System 5-20D thermally broken doors and thermally


enhanced 5-20 Tilt and Turn windows were fitted at the Kew Bridge scheme as standalone items and also as integrated units within the Curtain Walling screens.


Finishes can vary internally and externally, adding to the design possibilities, while the intrinsic qualities of aluminium – infinite recyclability, durability, strength and lightness mean it is one of the most sustainable building materials in use today.


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