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Technal expertise utilised at Lincoln Uni

The company has played an integral role in the completion of a new £19m healthcare building

Posted by Julian Owen | July 07, 2018 | Bricks & mortar

The University of Lincoln has invested £19m in the construction of the Sarah Swift Building, home to the Schools of Health and Social Care and Psychology. Working with BAM Construction North East and Glasshus, Technal supplied its MX Visible Grid curtain walling, PY 55 doors and FY 65 windows to the project, specified “due to their versatility and aesthetic qualities”.

Named in honour of South Lincolnshire-born Dame Sarah Ann Swift, the founder of the Royal College of Nursing, the new five-storey academic building houses a broad range of flexible learning spaces for students and staff. These include new teaching areas, offices, clinical simulation facilities for the School’s healthcare programmes, and psychology laboratories for extensive research. The building also includes the Professional Development Centre, a facility that provides ongoing training for professionals requiring skills-based training.

The schools are divided by a glass atrium – using Technal’s MX Visible Grid curtain walling with multi-shade glass spandrels - allowing them to retain their separate identities.

With such a diverse range of learning and research spaces, one of the highest considerations was to minimise noise pollution, via a combination of acoustic glazing, acoustic dampers and cleaver detailing provides a range of solutions.

Steven Henderson, Design Director at Glasshus, said: “One of the Technal’s main advantages is the versatility of the system, as MX Visible Grid is suitable for most applications. I’m really impressed with the finished look of the building – with the different variants of green in the glass atrium, it has a really stunning and unique outer appearance.”

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