We are pleased to announce the appointment to Technal UK of Rupert Bennett as New Business Sales Executive. With over 15 years' experience in the aluminium industry, Rupert will focus on building strong relationships with existing and new fabricators Nationwide.
2019 saw Technal launch the World Architecture Technal Awards (WATA) recognising beautiful aluminium for projects worldwide.
Based on the successful Palmerias Competition hosted by Technal France and Technal Iberia and realised using Technal products, each entry was nominated for its architectural vision and technical delivery.
Specified for their long-term durability and visual impact advanced aluminium window, curtain walling and door systems, from the Technal brand, have been installed at The Shield, a high-end student accommodation development close to Newcastle city centre on Stoddart Street. Technal is a part of the Hydro Group, a world leader in the building systems sector.
A residential refurbishment of the iconic 1920s Dock Office in Salford Quays has included a stunning two-storey steel framed structure at roof level, incorporating Technal MX Toggle curtain walling, fabricated by Quest Solutions (UK) Ltd, to all sides to achieve panoramic views across the city. Technal’s FY65 windows were also specified, providing an aesthetic in-keeping with the original art-deco design.
High specification curtain walling fabricated using Technal MX Grid system, has been successfully employed in the construction of a new science annex at the University of Manchester: offering excellent energy and acoustic performance, while contributing to the visual appeal of the building.
The University of Lincoln invested £19m in the construction of the Sarah Swift Building with Technal supplying its MX Visible Grid curtain walling, PY 55 doors and FY 65 windows to the project, specified due to their versatility and aesthetic qualities.
Working alongside BAM Construction North East and Glasshus, Technal’s MX Visible Grid Curtain Wall, PY55 Doors, and FY65 Windows were recently specified for The University of Lincoln’s Isaac Newton Building, creating a stunning façade.
Advanced glazing systems from the range of Technal have been employed by Dortech Architectural Systems Ltd for the construction of the new Materials Innovation Factory (MIF) located within the University of Liverpool’s ‘Knowledge Quarter’ – helping create an important research facility for the development of new technologies.
The development of a brand new college campus in the North-east has seen a leading fabricator for the Technal brand – part of Hydro – design, manufacture and install a major glazing package, which included a double-storey façade featuring the use of the MX SG structural glazing system.
With increasing demand for 60mm curtain wall systems, architectural aluminium systems specialist Sapa has launched the Technal MY Curtain Walling System. Offering real architectural versatility, this new facade range will allow architects, specifiers and fabricators to create curtain walls with larger glass spans than ever before.
In answer to a daylight, ventilation and health and safety conundrum, the design team for a new 21st century academy in Sheffield has used Technal’s aluminium systems to create an innovative, multipurpose architectural highlight that features across the Academy’s stunning facade; a standardised detail that will doubtless be used in future educational settings.
The regeneration of the once huge Longbridge works in the Midlands, where many famous British motor cars were originally built, has seen the area transformed into a vibrant new retail district, with MX Grid Curtain Walling as well as doors and windows from the Technal range proving equal to the demands of the project team and the high profile national retail chains due to occupy the buildings.
Two apartment blocks in Manchester’s Hat Box development in Milliners Wharf have achieved "Secured By Design" certification in recognition of the safety standards met. Technal’s window, curtain walling and door systems, supplied through fabricator Glasshus, were instrumental in this certification.
Bringing a tired 1970s landmark office building back to life, architectural aluminium systems from Technal have been installed at Nine Bond Court in Leeds to create the high specification and contemporary exterior this prestigious commercial address deserves.