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Lincoln Uni's Isaac Newton Building enhanced by Technal

A broad range of the brand's offering was deployed in the commission

Posted by Julian Owen | April 28, 2018 | Bricks & mortar

Working alongside BAM Construction North East and Glasshus, Technal’s MX Visible Grid Curtain Wall, PY55 Doors, and FY65 Windows were specified for the University of Lincoln’s Isaac Newton Building, creating a stunning façade.

The extended building houses the Schools of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics & Physics, offering facilities including new seminar rooms and computer labs, in addition to state-of-the-art technology and research rooms, complete with a semi anechoic chamber.

Playing a significant role in creating the curved appearance of the building was the MX Visible Grid Curtain Wall. This durable and versatile product can be applied to flat or faceted façades and is available in a choice of glazing caskets and larger glass sizes.

The FY65 Window was also installed throughout the building, chosen for its modern design and complete weather protection. It is available in two different casement styles: FY65 Visible, the standard window suite; and FY65 Minimal, offering a variation on the system while significantly reducing sightlines and giving contractors and architects complete design freedom.

PY55 Doors were chosen as they meet the requirements of Part Q of the National Building Standards, having achieved PAS 24:2016. They have been developed specifically for areas of heavy and frequent use, such as universities, hospitals and offices.

Chris Nutman, Junior Draughtsman at Glasshus said: “We carried out the design, manufacture and installation on this project using our system of choice, Technal. On this job, we used the MX brand of curtain walling due to it being versatile, flexible and reliable. The Isaac Newton Building is an incredible project, and one of the best I’ve been involved with. The visible grid system boasts a 300mm feature cap that highlights the curvature created by the facetted glass.”

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