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GGP December 2014

Profiles & Systems State of the art centre White 25mm Polycarbonate £381+VAT White 25mm Polycarbonate £559+VAT White Activ Blue £829+VAT White Activ Blue £999+VAT White 25mm Polycarbonate £542+VAT White 25mm Polycarbonate £401+VAT White Activ Blue £943+VAT White Activ Blue £585+VAT When ordering please use code NOV14-T6 Offer ends 12/11/2014 Architectural aluminium glazing systems from Technal have been specified by RCKa Architects for a new technology centre for De La Rue – the world’s largest integrated commercial bank note printer. The project, at Overton Mill in Hampshire, also included extensive refurbishment of an existing 1980s office building to house the new research facility. The brief for the scheme was to create a distinctive, world-class building with a modern facade that would better reflect De La Rue’s aspirations as a leading global organisation, ‘stimulate innovation and interaction’, and blend well into its rural surroundings. The new three-storey wing to the south east elevation has provided a state-of-the-art centre for the development of new products and security features. Fabricated and installed by ADP Aluminium Systems, Technal’s Geode- MX62 curtain walling, FXi65 casement windows and CD commercial doors were specified for both the new wing and the refurbished building. The fenestration of the technology centre was designed to unify both the new and existing parts of the scheme and to reflect the activities inside – the ground floor of the extension has a solid ‘plinth’ with smaller FXi65 casement windows for privacy where research activities take place. The two upper floors have large spans of curtain walling to maximise natural light where the office spaces and facilities for visitors are sited. The Geode-MX62 system was also used to enclose a new double height entrance lobby for the main brick-clad building, allowing views up to the top floor. More sustainable Technal’s FXi65 ribbon windows replaced the original steel windows ‘radically’ improving the building’s thermal efficiency and reducing heat loss. The new systems have a projecting top hung configuration with fixed lights and were all internally glazed. A continuous white monolithic render was specified for both the new wing and the entrance lobby of the main


GGP December 2014
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