As we kick off a new year full of more exciting opportunities, we wanted to take a look back and share some of our favourites of 2016.
Trumpington College in Cambridgeshire was one of the first cladding projects to incorporate the new Merson Building Environments concept by supplying Signage, Internal and External cladding for Morgan Sindall.
The brand-new educational facility, which received its first intake of students in September 2016 is an interesting building, designed around a central atrium, which creates a light and open space, enhancing connectivity and allowing for unstructured teaching. There are no corridors; instead spaces are loosely separated by the internal cladding system provided by CGL. This comprised powder-coated aluminium mesh panels which were continued on the building’s exterior to connect the main building with the Sports Hall, which featured exposed brickwork and expanded aluminium mesh panels.
The Rainscreen external cladding system consisted of pre-coated ACM panels formed to the standard CGL Traypanel system. Finally, the external signage to the Main Entrance & Sports Hall Entrance was fabricated from brushed stainless steel, with the letters 1000mm & 600mm high.
This project is a fantastic example of the Building Environments offer in action.
Debenhams Cheshire Oaks
Debenhams Cheshire Oaks exemplifies the scope of what can be achieved with the ASG 160 extrusion system, a textured aluminium system that can be manufactured in a variety of finishes.
This extrusion system is modular, lightweight and easy to install, providing an alternative to rainscreen cladding in areas which do not necessarily require protection from harsh weather and marine environments.
This large project required seven installation teams on-site to install 12,000m² of aluminium extrusion with minimal disruption to the running of the business. The extrusion system used resulted in a visually striking building and we will continue to offer aluminium extrusions alongside Rainscreen cladding throughout 2017.
Queen Mary’s Cancer Centre
Queen Mary Cancer Centre is part of a £30 million project to transform Queen Mary’s Hospital over a three-year period and is a joint venture between Oxleas and Guys & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trusts.
In September 2015 CGL were awarded the contract to supply and install a cladding system for the new Queen Mary Cancer Centre in Sidcup, Kent. Designed and built by Arien Contracts, specialists in buildings for the healthcare sector, this was the first of its kind for CGL and we hope to participate in similar projects in the future.
The tri-coloured panels chose for this project matched the new Queen Mary Kidney Treatment Centre, located nearby. The main building used CGL Secretfix Rainscreen Cladding in three colours covering two levels, consistent with the current trend of using cladding in larger panel sizes to span multiple floors of a building
The curved section of the building necessitated bespoke rolled panels to form the corner; this worked well and provided an interesting challenge, alongside the feature Fin Wall that projects from the building. The top of the Rainscreen cladding system is fitted with CGL standard coping panels which provide protection from rain whilst allowing the system to ventilate effectively, protecting the interior of the building.
Now completed this centre has the capacity to carry out 16,000 radiotherapy treatments and 4,600 chemotherapy treatments each year.
Langley Court Care Home
Opening in early 2017, The new care home is a modern state of the art alternative to sheltered housing, offering residents a sensory garden, Hair Salon and Library to create their own self-sufficient community.
This project consisted of the design and manufacture of CGL Zinc wallplanks, PPC Curved Traypanels and PPC Copings. The building is shaped like a clover which added to the complexity of the project, particularly during the Design phase.
The project will also achieve a BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology) ‘Very Good’ rating. This is a valuable addition to our portfolio of completed projects which exceed expectations in terms of sustainability.
We are pleased to be contributing towards projects in this sector and are currently looking forward to more like these in the coming months and year.
Oxford Brookes University
CGL have secured the cladding package consisting of 2300m² of Fire Retardant ACM Secret Fix Rainscreen System.
Having already supplied around 50% of the support grid, we are due to commence manufacture of the ACM panels in early 2017. The cladding is part of a £20M refit of the Clerici building, which is part of an overall £130m pound revamp of the university.
The Clerici building will become the new home for the Faculty of Business. It will also include a new main lecture theatre, multi-functional hall and support areas. We are looking forward to continuing and completing this exciting project for the Higher Education sector.
Final section of Enderby Wharf
Since this blog last featured this project in April last year, progress has continued and we are anticipating completion of the final block in 2017.Block B is our 6th Block on the development. This Block is the closest to the river Thames offering west facing views to the city and Canary Wharf. This is a huge project; over 2000m² of CGL Secret Fix Rainscreen Panels with associated Soffit wallplanks and PPC Copings are being used for this block alone, with the whole development using in excess of 20,000m². The cladding specified for this project is expected to last for 25 years in this environment alongside the Thames Estuary, which is classified as salt water.
This Block offers studios, One, Two, Three-bedroom apartments and penthouses inclusive of a residents’ fitness suite, underground parking and 24hr concierge service. This is just one of several residential projects that we are delighted to be working on.
With 2017 already in full swing, we look forward to working with everyone on a range of exciting opportunities and delivering more fantastic projects across many sectors.