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First Street Manchester Mancunia Expanded Metal

First Street, Manchester

First Street, Manchester


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Number 8 First Street is the landmark multi-use building on the edge of Manchester’s busy University Quarter. Its light-responsive building façade is achieved with a custom-designed expanded metal mesh, carefully set out to form a cladding with a continuous geometric pattern and refined by a hard wearing bronze anodised surface treatment.

The mesh’s spatial texture continues to the building’s interior decorative metalwork forming the walls and ceilings to the Winter gardens and reception, where its surface is enhanced with bright gold anodised finish.

View PDF Project Sheet: First Street, Manchester

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Energy Recovery Plant, Portsmouth

Energy Recovery Plant, Ham, Portsmouth


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Brocklebank Triple Architectural Wire Mesh façade installed at an Energy Recovery Plant at Ham, Portsmouth.

 

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Primark Monks Cross

Primark, Monk's Cross Shopping Park, York


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161 bespoke 6.3 metre long extruded aluminium fins were designed and fabricated by Locker to specification for Marshall Building Contractors to complete a striking decorative façade at Primark in York.

The fins were anodised brushed finished in silver ready for installation by the Locker team at the popular Monks Cross Shopping Park.

Architect:Urban Edge

 

Mesh used in this project

Extruded Aluminium

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New Marlowe Theatre

New Marlowe Theatre


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Brocklebank 15/2 pre-crimped architectural wire mesh installed as façade cladding at the New Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury.

Long rolls of the pre-crimped mesh are tension mounted on to the building, creating a range of effects depending on the lighting conditions. A look of shimmering translucency in direct sunlight contrasts with striking green LED highlights at night.

 

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Westlegate Tower, Norwich

Westlegate Tower, Norwich


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The previously vacant 1960s Westlegate Tower office block in Norwich has been transformed to create luxury apartments, commercial units and a car park.

The existing building has been modernised and enhanced by the installation of metal façade cladding. Garston expanded metal is installed around the building entrance and windows, and Eiffel 40 spiral mesh curtain plant screening at the top of the tower.

Customer: Glass & Framing Solutions

 

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Wembley Stadium London

Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium


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Gladstone 80/10 architectural cable mesh installed as cladding at Wembley Stadium. The cable mesh is used to provide an aesthetically pleasing, semi-transparent 'skin' to the open areas of the building above the entrances.

Wembley Stadium was built on the site of the previous 1923 Wembley Stadium. It is a UEFA category four stadium and has a seating capacity of 90,000 (105,000 combined seating and standing). It is England's national stadium and the 2nd largest stadium in Europe. Designed by Foster and Partners and HOK Sport (now Populous), it includes a partially retractable roof.

View PDF Project Sheet: Wembley Stadium

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UCL Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, Howland St, London

Sainsbury UCL Wellcome Centre, Howland St, London

Sainsbury UCL Wellcome Centre, Howland St, London


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British Construction Industry Awards 2016 Winner: Major Building Project of the Year (over £50m)British Construction Industry Awards 2016

Winner: Major Building Project of the Year
(over £50m)

Leaf Awards 2016 Overall Winner Winner: Best Façade Design and Engineering

Leaf Awards 2016 Overall Winner Winner: Best Façade Design and Engineering

Leaf Awards 2016  Overall Winner

Winner: Best Façade Design
and Engineering

Glimmer glass mesh-reinforced resin forms a dynamic kinetic façade at University College London Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour.

Locker Architectural Ltd supplied 3800 pixelated panels to form the façade to the Ian Ritchie-designed Sainsburys Wellcome Centre. To achieve the required dynamic effect the Locker team developed unique, custom-formulated GRP 'pixels' designed to ripple and shimmer with the changing breeze. Each pixel is constructed from Glimmer glass mesh-reinforced resin to achieve high bending and impact strength whilst still maintaining 85% light transmission values. 3800 pixels were laser-cut to 0.6mm tolerance then edge sealed by hand. The combined ripple effect of each pixel creates undulating waves of movement travelling across the façade that are fascinating to watch.

The Glimmer pixels are UV stable and conform to BS Class O fire rating.

View PDF Project Sheet: UCL Sainsbury Wellcome Centre

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Plymouth Theatre Royal Plymouth Cladding - Facade Waterloo

Plymouth Theatre Royal Production Centre

Plymouth Theatre Royal Production Centre


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Waterloo woven wire cloth installed as façade cladding at Plymouth Theatre Royal TR2.

Plymouth Theatre Royal’s complex provides a single location for the production of theatrical works, including the construction of sets, costumes and props, combined with rehearsal and education spaces. Sited on reclaimed land overlooking the river Plym, inland the area is industrial, with BOC, a fish factory, oil, sewerage, fertilisers, and the usual crop of tin sheds, engineering structures and the occasional oil tank or gasholder. Into this mix PTR2 forms the thin end of a regeneration wedge.

Ian Ritchie Architects’ multiple-award-winning design provides an open interconnected web of the activities involved in the production of theatre – and PTR2 meets the crucial aim of creating a sense of community and respect for the work of others.

Based on a flexible linear plan, rehearsal and education pods, workshops and assembly spaces slide along the length of a common circulation spine. A palette of tough materials – stone, zinc, and most spectacularly woven bronze – has been employed to meet the challenge of a harsh environment and the demands of making theatre. With time, weather, and the salt-laden air, the bronze will blacken, with hints of green and gold; the bright zinc and galvanised surfaces will develop a mottled softness; internal workshop wall and floor panels will acquire a patina through paint and damage before being replaced. This is an architecture of erosion, time and theatre. [Source: Ian Ritchie Architects]

View PDF Project Sheet: Plymouth Theatre Royal

 

 

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Peckham Library London Cladding - Facade Gladstone 100/10

Peckham Library, London

Peckham Library, London


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Gladstone 100/10 architectural cable mesh installed as feature cladding at Peckham Library, London.

Part of this unique design involved the installation of feature lighting which transforms the mesh into an ethereal blue shimmering curtain at night. Peckham Library was designed by Alsop and Störmer and won the RIBA Stirling Prize for Architecture.

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Leeds ERF Leeds Cladding - Facade Chineham

Recycling & Energy Recovery Facility (ERF), Leeds

Recycling & Energy Recovery Facility (ERF), Leeds


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The Leeds Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) 42m high main building is clad in Locker tension fabric mesh. Chineham mesh is used to clad the roof, and Caledonian 752 mesh is used for the sides and lower levels.

Created by internationally renowned architect, Jean-Robert Mazaud of S’pace Architects, the facility's design minimises offensive odours by drawing air constantly into the building from outside. The open weave of the tension fabric mesh facilitates this perfectly while blending beautifully with the curved timber frame to also present a visually appealing facade.

Main contractor: Clugston Construction Ltd

View PDF Project Sheet: Leeds ERF

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