CGL’s Latest Project Win: Hull University West Campus
We are delighted to announce that we have won the contract to supply Hull Universities new West Campus with our Rainscreen cladding.
The state of the art student residence has been designed to accommodate 1,462 students in single rooms and one bedroom apartments across nine residential blocks. As part of the £130million improvement scheme, the new development will also include a cafe, laundry, convenience store and formal indoor and outdoor areas, creating a mini student village. Around a third of the rooms are expected to be ready for the new student intake in September 2018 and the remainder ready for the following academic year.
The project, which is due to start next month, consists of 3500m2 of CGL’s hook on Rainscreen cladding in various metallic colour combinations including bronzes, greens, blues and browns. The aluminium cladding will be polyester powder coated (PPC) ensuring it’s durable and long lasting finish. The benefit of using a PPC finish is that it will provide exceptional colour retention even with the outdoor exposure where weather resistance has to be considered. We will incorporate a louvre system into some of the cladding panels to provide excellent ventilation whilst maintaining rain defence and the necessary aesthetics of the building.
This project is just one part of several significant investment schemes at Hull University including new sports facilities and the refurbishment of their conferencing facilities. Once complete, the campus will provide a fantastic base for students furthering their education.
We are looking forward to once again working alongside Speedclad who are the main cladding installer and have instructed CGL Facades to act as the cladding supplier for this project. The development programme means that we will be manufacturing the cladding in stages for the next 12 months however we'll bring you more news and images as the project progresses.
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Posted by Ryan Prentice
Wednesday, February 14th, 2018