BREEAM excellence in Aberdeen

Work has completed on a new 40,000ft2 bespoke ‘Grade A’ office building at North Esplanade West, Aberdeen, for North Sea operating company, GDF SUEZ E&P UK.

BreeamDesigned by architects Halliday Fraser Munro and built by contractor Mansell, the building is said to be one of the first in Aberdeen to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating. The five storey office accommodation offers capacity for up to 200 people, providing the company with the required space to grow operations in support of its exploration and production projects.

The building’s contemporary exterior is enhanced by Metal Technology’s System 17 capped curtain walling. Used to construct ‘visually impressive’ all-glass facades with feature caps, the system offers the designer a wide and diverse range of profiles that are said to provide structural integrity, weather performance and thermal enhancement. The system delivers a project ‘U’ value maximum of 1.3W/m2K.

Metal Technology System 5-20DHi+ thermal doors were installed to complement the curtain walling facade, delivering what is described as ‘the ultimate in highly cost effective entrance door solutions’. In addition to its enhanced thermal properties, the triple glazed system complies with both BS 6375 and PAS 23/24 while security testing covers standard, panic and electric release options.