Architectural aluminium glazing specialist, Technal, has doubled capacity of its façade systems with a move to its new headquarters near Wakefield in West Yorkshire.

The purpose-designed office and distribution centre will allow Technal to accommodate its ambitious plans for development in the UK and Ireland, and stocks of both new and existing products to meet customer demand.

Designed by Carey Jones Architects and built by York House Construction, the HBS Centre showcases a number of Technal façade products, including the new MX curtain walling system which will be launched in the UK later this year.

The MX curtain walling spans 60m along the main elevation, creating a transparent envelope and a bright internal environment for the offices. MX Trame aerofoil profiles accentuate the horizontal lines across the glazed façade and are finished in dark grey Cendré – Technal’s exclusive flecked gloss polyester powder coating. This finish provides a striking contrast to the silver cladding panels used for the production areas.

Commenting on the move and completion of the new headquarters, Bob Welsh, General Manager of Technal, said, “We are delighted with the new building. Our team is already benefiting from such a high quality working environment. We have bigger and better facilities for product development and for our customer training programmes. This has also been a great opportunity to showcase some of our key products, which we think have really enhanced the building.”

“Our UK operations have more than trebled in size since the early 1990s. Demand for our systems continues to increase and we are broadening our product range in response to the changing requirements of both specifiers and fabricators. The move to the new offices and distribution centre has allowed us to more than double our stockholding capacity while maintaining the highest levels of customer service, and with space for future expansion as the business continues to develop.”

Technal’s PH doors were used for the main entrance. Engineered for use in high traffic areas, this single action pivot door has a patented high security pivot system that is fully concealed in the slim outer frame. The door stiles are shaped for an elegant finish and a specially designed hollow sill ensures superior weather performance.

Both the MX curtain wall and the PH doors were fabricated and installed by Airedale Architectural.

MX curtain walling and PH doors

MX curtain walling and PH doors