To deliver the project, Skanska has put together an in-house team, combining its skills and expertise in construction and mechanical and electrical service installations, piling & foundations and utilities. The end goal, to construct a 16 storey, high quality, commercial building.
Fletcher Priest Architects and Waterman Structures/Services aim was to deliver this BREEAM Excellent building during 2013, ensuring Skanska incorporated elements such as combined heat and power generation, rainwater harvesting systems, and energy saving lighting systems, condensing boilers, electronically commutated motors on fan coils and energy reclaim systems on AHU plant. All internal services will be controlled by a comprehensive building management system to increase the overall energy efficiency of the building.
ToughGlaze supplied 11.5mm Toughened laminate, with a makeup of 4mm Minster and 6mm clear toughened glass, laminated with PVB. All the panels supplied were heat soaked to negate the potential of glass failure through inclusions, most notably Nickel Sulphide. The effect created, is stunning and provides a textured facade, in contrast to the slick flush exteriors which dominate the surrounding area.