The 11,464 m² two-storey building was designed by architect Stride Treglown who partnered with DKA Architects to realise this ambitios project. The Main Contractor Rydon constructed the building as a single-stage Design and Build Contract.
The impressive front elevation facade features GEODE MX Aluminium Curtain Wall, which is manufactured using Hydro CIRCAL® 75R recycled aluminium.
Fabricated and installed by Bristol-based Architectural Aluminium and Glass Ltd (AAAG) to a planned eight-week delivery programme, the curtain walling combines a linear and arc section on plan to deliver a stunning faceted facade that runs for 43m and is 10m high. The double-height curtain wall joins the rectangular arched entrance at a sliced angle.
Vertically, the curtain wall mullions have an additional capping piece or “fin” finished in an Anthracite Grey powder coating (RAL 7016). This extends 200mm beyond and goes all the way from the base to the head of the curtain wall, creating a vertical trame design. On the horizontal, SSG silicone sealant transom joints offer a seamless look