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.
The extended building houses the Schools of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics & Physics, offering unrivalled scientific and engineering facilities for students; including new seminar rooms and computer labs in addition to state of the art technology and research rooms, complete with a semi anechoic chamber.
Playing a significant role in creating the curved appearance of the building, was the MX Visible Grid Curtain Wall. This durable and versatile product can be applied to flat or faceted façades and is available in a choice of glazing caskets and larger glass sizes.
The FY65 Window was also installed throughout the building for its modern design and complete weather protection. It is available in two different casement styles, FY65 Visible, which is our standard window suite, and FY65 Minimal, offering a variation on the system which significantly reduces sightlines, giving contractors and architects complete design freedom.
Furthermore, Technal’s PY55 Doors were also used for this project, due to exceptional levels of security. As a building that is used by many, the PY55 Doors were chosen as the open-out hinged doors meets the requirements of Part Q of the National Building Standards, having achieved PAS 24:2016. Moreover, the PY55 Doors offer a patented design and exceptional energy efficiency. They have been developed specifically for areas of heavy and frequent use, such as universities, hospitals and offices.
Chris Nutman, Junior Draughtsman at Glasshus said: “We carried out the design, manufacture and installation on this project using our system of choice, Technal. On this job, we used the MX brand of curtain walling due to it being versatile, flexible and reliable. The Isaac Newton Building is an incredible project, and one of the best I’ve been involved with. The visible grid system boasts a 300mm feature cap that highlights the curvature created by the facetted glass.”
In addition, Matthew Harris, Project Co-ordinator at BAM Construction North East, commented on the project: “This was a really exciting project for BAM as we were extending the same building that we had built at the University of Lincoln 15 years ago. Sometimes this proved a bit of a challenge, especially as we were working during term time and on a very lively campus. It’s a very impressive building visually, which Technal’s products really help to emphasise. The Isaac Newton Building makes the University stand out amongst other institutions.”
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