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Rothschild Bank Project London Hallway Image

Rothschild Bank, New Court, London

Rothschild Bank, New Court, London


Rothschild Bank Project London Hallway Image

Jacobson 612 decorative mesh at the reception to Rothschild Bank, New Court, London

A combination of flat and round wires form a solid, completely opaque decorative mesh, more visually similar to embossed sheet metal than a woven mesh. Perfect for high-end projects such as this.

Specified by OMA Architects,  the Jacobson 612 mesh, complete with magnificent bronze finish, fits the setting perfectly.  As described here by Wallpaper the metal mesh provides "a nod to the bank’s long association with cold, hard commodities (the price of gold was, until recently, fixed at New Court)."

Rothschild Bank Project London Mesh Close Up Image
Rothschild Bank Project London Hallway Image

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Jackson House Manchester UK Spiral Mesh Curtains Inside Image

Jackson House, Manchester, UK

Jackson House, Manchester, UK


Jackson House Manchester UK Spiral Mesh Curtains Inside Image

Biscay 7 Spiral Mesh Curtain complete with Copper Painted Finish utilised to create a magnificent decorative ceiling feature at the reception to Jackson house, a modern mixed-use office building in Sale, Manchester.

Video and images kindly supplied by  Contract Services Ltd.

Dubbed affectionally as “the swirl”, the Biscay mesh Specified by Garnett Netherwood Architects, forms the pivotal piece at the heart of this refurbishment project, installed by Contract Services Ltd.

Jackson House Manchester UK Spiral Mesh Curtains Inside Image

The curtain mesh is suspended from wires back to the ceiling, giving the impression that it is floating.

Jackson House Manchester UK Spiral Mesh Curtains Inside Image
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Greenwich Design District Buildings C1 and D1 Full View

Greenwich Design District – Buildings C1 and D1, London

Greenwich Design District - Buildings C1 and D1, London


Bringing the Inside Out.

Greenwich Design District Buildings C1 and D1 Full View

Locker Architectural were sub-contracted by Ardmore Construction to design, supply and install over 2,000m2 of Rope Diamond Ferruled mesh for use at Greenwich Design District. The project was hailed as a great success and featured on the cover of Architects Journal.

Greenwich Design District Buildings C1 and D1 45 Degrees View

Specified by Architecture 00, buildings C1 and D1 fully utilise the unparalleled flexibility of this mesh for façade cladding, balustrading, bird netting and forming a state of the art rooftop Multi-use games area.

Greenwich Design District Buildings C1 and D1 Inside Netting

The transparency of the mesh is intended to strip back to the most basic of building components, while affording tenants with a truly impressive view of the surroundings.  The stairs and lifts are also on the exterior of the building, truly connecting the interior and exterior of the buildings.

 

 

Greenwich Design District Buildings C1 and D1 Inside View

Thanks to Taran Wilkhu the photographer for photos 1 – 4, and Greenwich Design District for commissioning them.

Greenwich Design District Buildings C1 and D1 Full View of Netting
Greenwich Design District Buildings C1 and D1 Front and Side
Greenwich Design District Buildings C1 and D1 Close Up View
Greenwich Design District Buildings C1 and D1 Side View
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2 Cumberland Place Dublin Front

2 Cumberland Place, Dublin

2 Cumberland Place, Dublin


2 Cumberland Place Dublin Front

Aluminium Brocklebank 20/5 mesh at 2 Cumberland Place Dublin.

Over 500 panels of Brocklebank 20/5 were used to create the bronze fins which add texture to this modern glass façade.

2 Cumberland Place Dublin Side

The mesh was sandwiched in a box section frame, before being powder coated.

2 Cumberland Place Dublin Close Up

The mesh was installed by GLF Façade Specialists and specified by Billings Design Associates.

In tandem with the perforated metal supplied by others, the mesh forms a brise soleil for the office workers within the building.

 

Pictures courtesy of GLF Façade Specialists.

 

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Sawston MSCP Unity Campus

Sawston Unity Campus MSCP

Sawston Unity Campus


Sawston Unity Campus Project Front View

Sawston Unity Campus multi-storey car park, clad in 2,600m2 of Locker laser-cut aluminium sheets, complete with graduated radiused vertical corrugations.

 

Sawston Unity Campus Project Front View
Photo kindly supplied by Unity Campus, with help from Limewash.

Locker successfully completed the full design, engineering, fabrication and installation of this project on time and within budget for Bourne Group.

The Architectural practice was Nicholas Hare.

Sawston Unity Campus Project Blue Print

Design challenges

  • Each panel had identical sinusoidal corrugations. The perforated pattern, as well as the depth and wavelength of the profile, can be varied to create a bespoke facade.
  • The panels were only 2mm thick but had to vertically span up to 3m unsupported. The radius profile of the panels had to be deep enough to impose the required rigidity.
  • The constraints of the rolling tool had to be considered when determining radii.
  • The panels were designed to overlap enabling neighbouring panels to share common fixings.
  • Wind, snow and ice forces were considered.
  • The design maintains rigidity whilst having a 40% laser-cut open area for air flow.
  • The slot centres were adjusted to take account of the sinusoidal radii.
  • The drawing extract below shows a typical laser-cut sheet prior to, and following radius forming:
Sawston Unity Campus Project Blue Print

Fabrication Challenges

  • Perforation slots had to be laser cut prior to forming the radii.
  • The slots were not to distort during the radius forming.
  • The perforated sheets had to be incrementally “bumped” in a break press to form the exact radii.
  • The sinusoidal radii had to be consistent from panel to panel.
  • The panels were grit blasted prior to being polyester powder-coated. The grit blasting process removes the toolmarks.
  • The corner panels were site measured and installed last.
  • The laser cut panels had to be consistently accurate to the millimetre as they could not be altered on site.
  • The following images show the mesh panels laser-cut in their unformed state and in their radiused condition: -
Sawston Unity Campus Project Mesh Panels
Sawston Unity Campus Project Mesh Panels

Installation Challenges

  • Setting out of the panels was key to the project success to avoid accumulative error. Our site careful survey avoided abortive works where steelwork was out of alignment.
  • The extract below shows how we had to adapt our setting out to accommodate the slope in the building from left to right. This we had to stagger each panel location by 8mm.
  • Installation was undertaken from all-terrain scissor lifts. No lifting gear was needed.
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Puskás Aréna Hungary night time lights side

Puskás Aréna, Hungary

Puskás Aréna, Hungary


Puskás Aréna Hungary full
Puskás Aréna Hungary side

The new Puskás Aréna stadium in Budapest utilises approximately 20,000m2 of Eiffel 20 stainless steel architectural wire mesh.

In an impressive feat of logistics, the 229no. panels, most of which are 29m long and 4m wide, were manufactured and supplied within a six-month timeframe.

Puskás Aréna Hungary top
Puskás Aréna Hungary night time lights side

The construction of the Puskás Arena stadium began in 2017 and ended in 2019. The official opening was on November 15, 2019 with its inaugural football match between the Hungary and Uruguay international teams. The stadium has a capacity for 67,889 people for sporting events, with seating for all locations. For other events such as concerts, the stadium capacity reaches 80,000 people.

Puskás Aréna Hungary full birds eye view
Puskás Aréna Hungary mesh close up

The architect and project designer was György Skardelli. The design brief was to preserve the distinctive character of the original building, the old Puskás stadium, while adapting it for modern equipment and the strict requirements of FIFA.

The oval shape of the old stadium and its decorated towers have been faithfully maintained as main architectural features. The Eiffel 20 spiral mesh was perfect for this, as it creates an impressive and dynamic façade, but effectively conforms to the underlying structure and architecture, behaving to some degree as a malleable fabric.

 

 

Puskás Aréna Hungary inside stairs entrance
Puskás Aréna Hungary inside stair case

It allows for varying degrees of transparency depending on the viewing angle of the observer and the angle of the sun in the sky. At night-time, the lighting to the rear of the mesh can be used to create some truly stunning visuals.

The mesh also contributes to acoustic attenuation and serves as sun screening.

Puskás Aréna Hungary top corner
Codina Logo

Photographer: György Palkó

Eiffel 20 Architectural mesh is a Codina Architectural product, supplied and distributed in the UK by Locker Architectural.

 

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Market Epito at Budapest Hungary front

Market Építo at Budapest

Market Építo at Budapest


Market Epito at Budapest Hungary front
Market Epito at Budapest Hungary inside

1,630m2 of Eiffel 40 metal mesh clads the offices of the Market Építő construction company located in Budapest, Hungary. The facade not only offers a strikingly attractive finish, it also filters the level of direct sunlight, providing comfort to the staff within.

Market Epito at Budapest Hungary corner
Market Epito at Budapest Hungary outside seating area

Until very recently our spiral meshes were only available in natural finish stainless steel material - but thanks to recent technological advances we are beginning to offer aluminium and even copper material, along with powder coated and anodised finishes.

Market Epito at Budapest Hungary close up mesh
Market Epito at Budapest Hungary close up edge

Copper is a material that provides excellent resistance to corrosion while at the same time delivering a modern and elegant, yet warm design, in both interior and exterior spaces. With this new finish, designers and planners will be able to create elegant surroundings that blend perfectly into the landscape and urban settings.

As this is a 100% recyclable material, it will help to reduce the environmental impact of their projects. In fact, studies conducted by the European Copper Institute have found that copper is a material that, during its production, handling, use and at the end of its useful life, complies with the European regulatory framework to generate the least impact on the environment and on people’s health.

 

 

Market Epito at Budapest Hungary side upwards angle
Market Epito at Budapest Hungary side

Copper is also resistant to corrosion and has great durability, even in coastal or industrial areas. When installed correctly, it does not require any maintenance or cleaning.

Codina Logo

Photographer: Péter Molnár

Eiffel 40 Architectural mesh is a Codina Architectural product, supplied and distributed in the UK by Locker Architectural.

 

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Ona Bookshop Barcelona Spain Hallway

Ona Bookshop

Ona Bookshop


Ona Bookshop Barcelona Spain Hallway

The Ona bookshop is a cultural facility with a contemporary and unique design. In addition to comparing books in the Catalan language, you can attend workshops and lectures to better understand their cultural significance. The 800m2 space was designed by Mediapro Exhibitions and with the technical direction of Clar Gestión de Obras. To define the different areas of the space, different colours and dividing elements were utilised, including Locker Architectural Coburg 22-16-38-14 metal mesh curtain.

Ona Bookshop Barcelona Spain Office

Some surfaces are highlighted through colour while others remain neutral. The visitor can position themselves and enjoy the complex morphology accordingly. In addition, each tonality has been defined according to the character and the target of the room. For example, in the youth children’s area, warm tones have been chosen that awaken creativity, while those for adult audiences have been dyed with cooler tones that invite reflection and serenity.

In addition to this colour proposal, there is the need to privatise some small areas, which are used for exhibitions, presentations, or events. To achieve this, Locker Architectural Coburg 22-16-38-14 metal mesh curtain was utilised to great effect.

Ona Bookshop Barcelona Spain Staircase

The Coburg 22-16-38-14 metal mesh, having a small spiral, becomes an optimal solution that reveals what is on the other side, while adding texture to the decoration and acting as a room divider in multifunctional interior spaces. The stainless steel finish lends modernity, and generates a cold and serene tone that was sought for these rooms of the Ona Bookshop.

 

Ona Bookshop Barcelona Spain Interior
Codina Logo

Photographer: Meritxell Arjalaguer – loaned by Ona Llibres

Coburg 22-16-38-14 Architectural mesh is a Codina Architectural product, supplied and distributed in the UK by Locker Architectural.

 

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55 Hudson Yards, New York, USA Project

55 Hudson Yards

55 Hudson Yards


55 Hudson Yards, New York, USA

2,605m2 of Paxton Spiral mesh sits atop 55 Hudson Yards on the west side of midtown Manhattan.

Full View of 55 Hudson Yards, New York, USA Project

The self-cleaning stainless-steel mesh offers an aesthetically pleasing contrast to the cast-iron and glass façade, while screening plant machinery and services.

Front View of 55 Hudson Yards, New York, USA Project

As the viewing angle varies, so to do the levels of transparency and reflectivity. From ground level, where the mesh appears before the sky, it appears translucent, like a semipermeable crown. When viewed from the adjacent skyscrapers of the Hudson Yard development, the mesh sits in front of unattractive plant machinery, and is much more opaque.

 

Close up of 55 Hudson Yards, New York, USA Project

Designed by Kohn Pederson Fox associates, 55 Hudson Yards is a LEED Gold Certified building with a height of 238m and a total floor space of 120,700m2.

If you are interested in the Hudson Yards development, watch Crash Test World’s episode – “Making Space in a Crowded City.”

Codina Logo

Photography by Colin Miller.

Paxton Spiral Architectural mesh is a Codina Architectural product, supplied and distributed in the UK by Locker Architectural.

 

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Completed Mini ES Heathshield with Image Perf

Lakeside Developments

Lakeside Developments


Lakeside Image Perf Heatshield Development

Locker Heatshields used as an amazing façade.

Locker Radiant Heatshielding is now available with potentially limitless visuals by way of partnership with Locker Architectural. The perfect marriage of Locker Heatshielding functionality and Locker Architectural aesthetics, with engineering collaboration from both.

With over 40 years successful use in the offshore industry to protect people and equipment from radiant heat, Locker were approached by Galliford Try (now Vistry Partnerships) to provide a bespoke solution that would provide protection for personnel and infrastructure from the effects of a fire scenario at the adjacent processing plant, whilst also providing something that would also be aesthetically pleasing to look at.

The desired protection could easily have been provided with Lockers standard Heatshield range of panels but would have been unsightly, being a purely industrial product.

Completed Mini ES Heatshield with Image Perf
Heatshield for Housing Estate Protection

With a vast amount of experience in Architectural facades Locker were able to incorporate our standard offshore product the Mini ES Heatshield with a layer of image perf to provide a decorative architectural image perforated façade with a practical application.

Standing at 4m in height the Heatshield fence which replaced the existing 2m high acoustic fence provides an excellent practical solution allowing for safe occupation of the new housing estate whilst also providing an attractive feature for the occupants.

The engineering ensure that the Locker offshore heatshields could be used with ‘image perf’ panels was challenging. The correct open area had to be found so as to ensure that the performance of the Heatshields was not compromised.

‘Image perf’ has almost limitless possibilities and can replicate most pictures, company logos or photographs purely by using hundreds or even thousands of varying sized hole diameters and pixilation and is available from 0.5mm to 3mm thick.

Close up Image Perf Design
Bespoke Designed Architectural Structure

Working with their Architectural counterparts Locker Heatshielding were able to offer a full turnkey solution, supplying not only the vast amount of 3m long Heatshield panels, but also providing the design of a bespoke support structure and installation of the panels.

The Heatshield wall is constructed in 3m wide sections, supported by 200mm SHS sections with a mounting flange plate which is bolted back to the cast in anchors. The support structure has been designed and verified by our engineers to accommodate both the weight of the panels and the associated wind loads. The structural integrity of the proposed Heatshield fence was independently verified by a structural engineer.

Locker Heatshields have undergone extensive testing at independent N.A.M.A.S. approved laboratories and, with a front face radiant heat up to 60kW/m², the resultant radiant heat reduction recorded at a distance of 150mm behind the Heatshield was in excess of 83%.

Further details are available on request.

The combination of the Locker Heatshield and Architectural façade has huge potential for use in both industrial and commercial applications such as service stations and fuel storage / power generator enclosures to name but a few.      

Extensively Tested Heatshield with Image Perf

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