Technal brands help build business school 2

018 has seen the completion of the Business School and Growth Hub’s new flagship building on the University of

Gloucestershire’s Oxstalls Campus. This latest addition to the campus has

been constructed by Willmott Dixon while Austin-Smith:Lord LLP was the architectural practice leading the design team. Vision 2000 is the fabricator which manufactured and installed the package of Technal systems that also includes Technal doors and windows. The Project Architect for Austin-Smith:

Lord, Neil Farquhar, comments: “The University of Gloucestershire always wanted the new Business School building to be a showcase for the campus: with an efficient compact form of three storeys that has been developed to maximise its location; signalling its presence from the moment of arrival on the campus. As a result of which we worked to express a range of features on the main elevations. This involved not just the treatment of the main entrance, but also views of other areas.” For the atrium Vision 2000 employed the MX Roof System to create four large

rooflights – the biggest of which is eight metres square – covering a total area of 140m2


The building also features lines of clerestory windows atop each elevation, executed using the Technal FY65 system, providing a number of opening lights for natural ventilation. The overall U-value achieved is 1.52 W/m2


The first and second floor windows, totalling almost 300 m2

, were also fabricated

using the FY65 system and are coupled together using a special structural mullion section. This carries a special feature cap and supports solar shading. The curtain wall screens at first and second

floor level were fabricated using MX Capped and again carry solar shading, while a 12 metre by three-metre-tall run of feature screens were supplied in MX Toggle.

Senior launches new low U-Value PURe® Commercial Door

Senior Architectural Systems has added weight to its range of high performance fenestration solutions by developing its largest, strongest and most flexible aluminium door system to date – the new PURe® Door. The launch of the new PURe®

Commercial Commercial Door will strengthen Senior’s existing range of commercial

aluminium doors, which includes the popular SD, SPW600e, SPW500 and SPW501 systems, to provide specifiers with a high performance solution for every application and project requirement. Benefiting from the same sleek slim sightlines and patented PUR thermal break as Senior’s popular PURe® and patio doors, the new PURe®

aluminium windows Commercial Door provides a secure and efficient solution for medium and

high traffic areas where frequent access is required. Available as a standard, electronic-locking and panic-exit system, Senior’s new commercial door system offers exceptional flexibility and a wide variety of door stiles allowing it to be specified in a multitude of different configurations and design options. The new PURe® Commercial Door can be specified in an almost unlimited choice of colours and finishes both inside and out. Nothing cheeky about AluK’s Nandos installation

Diagonally shaped curtain walling leaning outward and without a singular regular pane of glass or panelling beyond the doors is just the sort of challenge which AluK relishes. This single storey installation enabled the specialist aluminium systems company to demonstrate both the versatility of its product range and its ability to create project solutions for clients. Installed by WD Group for main contractors RG Carter, the curtain walling was an integral part of architects Stride Treglown’s vision for the landmark structure, which also features a flying roof. It features AluK’s SL52 flexible capped curtain walling system throughout, with an entrance door fabricated using the suited GT55TB door system. The diagonal design and irregular angles meant that AluK had to create a solution with multiple transom and mullion sections which was cost effective. The biggest issue was designing out the drainage and connections of the system, which AluK’s expert technical team successfully achieved by working alongside the architects in a 3D environment from an early stage, without compromising on any aspect of the overall design.

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The ground floor curtain walling again

uses MX Capped, with PY and CD doors as well as FY65 windows inset. There are six pairs of doors set within the curtain walling, plus two sets of automatic sliding doors to provide EA compliance. Technal’s MX suite of curtain walling

profiles offers contractors and consultants the widest set of technical and practical benefits, as well as providing an aesthetic and very durable solution for a variety of project types. Simon Hagain, who co-founded Vision

2000 with Godfrey Meese, reflected on the relationship with Hydro/Technal: “We have been using the Technal brand since we established the company 18 years ago, and had already completed the Hay-on-Wye and Llangorse schools for Willmott Dixon prior to tendering for the Oxstalls Campus contract. In fact, we do a lot of education as well as commercial, large scale residential and hospital projects across Wales, the South-west and the M4 corridor using Technal systems.”

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