Nordic Copper skyline crowns the new Ram Quarter

highlighted by its rooftop cladding of Nordic Green Living 1 pre-patinated copper, reflecting the site’s industrial heritage. Greenland Group UK, the developer of


Ram Quarter, was keen that the site’s material specification should help to reflect the history of the site and deliver high-quality design and long-term durability. EPR Architects, the appointed architectural

practice for the scheme, was tasked with ensuring that the development design complemented both the industrial character of the site and its transformation into a residential neighbourhood. Inspired by old copper brewing vessels, the architects decided to clad the upper two floors of the tallest residential buildings in Nordic Green Living 1 copper. Adjacent to the old brewery complex, a playful vertical expression was added to one of the new

he new Ram Quarter mixed-use development at the heart of the London Borough of Wandsworth is

buildings – a nod to the industrial vats that were once housed on the site – raised from the ground, with softer rounded corners and vertically-ribbed profiled Nordic Green copper cladding. In addition to Nordic Green, extensive

Nordic Blue and Nordic Turquoise ranges have been developed. All these surfaces form an integral part of the copper and are not coatings or paint, and ongoing changes will continue over time depending on the local environment. As well as the solid patina colours, ‘living’ surfaces provide various intensities of patina flecks revealing some of the dark oxidised background material. Other Nordic Copper ranges from Aurubis

include Nordic Standard ‘mill finish’ and Nordic Brown pre-oxidised copper, offering lighter or darker shades of brown determined by the thickness of the oxide layer. A wide choice of Nordic Decor mechanically applied surface treatments is also available. Nordic Copper alloys include Nordic Brass – which

Added protection where needed from Crittall MW40

Crittall’s Corporate MW40 steel windows can be specified where superior air, wind or water resistance and greater sound attenuation are required. Offering the same high-quality appearance as the company’s successful Corporate W20 range the MW40 variant can accept glass up to twice the thickness as its stable mate. Either double, or triple glazing up to 32mm thick can be installed with a consequent higher level of thermal or sound insulation. This is achieved while retaining the same slender steel profile for which Crittall products are renowned thereby ensuring maximum light ingress. Corporate MW40 features a high-performance double weather seal and is supplied hot dip galvanised with a low maintenance Duralife polyester powder coating in a range of RAL and BS shades. It is available in a wide range of configurations and its special properties are proving particularly attractive in the education, hotel and healthcare sectors as well as other commercial settings where thermal and acoustic properties are a major concern. The windows can be installed with solar control, laminated security or sound control glazing as required and the window has found favour with architects for both new build and heritage style replacement windows.

01376 530800 Metalline shines on Centre of Innovation

Architectural fabrication specialist Metalline worked closely with Associated Architects, Glassolutions and United Anodisers to produce a range of bespoke rainscreen panels in anodised silver and a striking two tone striped anodised bronze to enhance the brick and glazed facade at

The University of Leeds new Nexus Innovation and Enterprise centre. The two tone bronze effect is a first for the UK and one that Metalline rigourously tested and trialed in conjunction with partnering anodisers. Over 3000m2

of aluminium rainscreen panels were supplied in varying lengths up to 4000mm length x 2000mm wide.

01543 456 930 Promat UK boosts technical support

A new online product selector and ‘Glazing For Life®

’ technical brochure launched by

Promat UK provides the latest technical guidance on the design and specification of fire resistant glazing. The easy-to-use new Promat UK glass product selector takes specifiers

through the essential questions which need to be asked to make the right choices for fire resistant glazing at the design stage. Promat UK’s new ‘Glazing For Life®

0800 588 4444 ’ technical brochure provides greater insights

for anyone seeking guidance on how to choose fire resistant glazing, and the numerous different solutions to consider from Promat UK.

can also be supplied pre-weathered – Nordic Bronze and the innovative Nordic Royal, an alloy of copper with aluminium and zinc, enjoying a rich golden through-colour which remains very stable.

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