Integral Management are delighted to have been asked by a previous client to manage the pre-site set up element for a new façade package in Bristol. Building C is one of three buildings in the new regeneration Assembly area, being delivered by Galliford Try Construction, with an overall value of £140m.
AHMM Architects of Bristol have chosen a bright colour scheme to highlight the external façade of these three buildings. See link at https://www.ahmm.co.uk/projects/office/assembly-bristol/
The main façade consists of 750 unitised frames which wrap the four sides of the building. The unitised frames are powder coated with double laminated sealed units, which include low iron and SNX60 HT solar coatings with Argon filled cavity. Some of the powder coated finishes have a fine texture to match the finish on the feature precast concrete panels to the north, main street elevation. Starting on Level 1 the frames extend to level 11, the roof level, and include a 6.5m over sail frame at the top of the building.
To complete the Architectural design the frames include a lower feature panel manufactured from an extruded interlocking vertical ribbed feature extrusion. To create the desired vertical effect on the building an undulating punched aluminium panel and feature fins has been designed for the vertical column frames. The building is naturally ventilated with inward opening vents which are included in each unitised frame.
Unitised frames will be off loaded and stored on the floor slab and lifted into place with a floor mounted mini crane on the upper floors.
There is also an extensive area of ground floor stick which includes two sets of automatic swing doors and semi-automatic stainless steel revolving door to the ground floor main entrances, complete with powder coated aluminium soffit panels.
Like many complete façade packages in today’s market, our client has also been engaged to provide ground floor panelised and louvre rain screen elements. This design extends to the roof level plant room screens which are encased with glazed stick curtain walling and rain screen elements. There is also a hybrid unitised frame with a feature box mullion section which will be craned into place at roof level.
Site installation commenced in April 2022. We will update the news page as site activity progresses.