Reynaers is celebrating the role of its ConceptWall 65 system in the 82metre Hadrian’s Tower apartment building in Newcastle-upon-Tyne winning the ‘Best Tall Building Façade and Fenestration Engineering Project’ at the Tall Buildings Awards 2022.
The constraints of building in its city centre location led Faulkner Browns Architects to specify Reynaers’ CW 65 system, because it met both the aesthetic and performance requirements, but can also be constructed off-site in modular panels which can then be erected in units on site.
The building has also achieved the appropriate British Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) credit.
The CW 65 system is available with different insulation levels, answering to the appropriate requirements of the building, and other environmental assessment systems such as the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. In practice, this allows architects to rely on systems which achieve the Centre for Window and Cladding Technology (CWCT) test standards, while supporting their project programme, timescale, and budget.
Reynaers head of commercial sales Dan Gleeson said: “The unitised curtain walling system has enabled the architects to achieve panoramic views and a distinctive aesthetic. This has been done without compromising on thermal performance, quality, accuracy, water and air tightness and strength while accommodating building movement which is a key factor in tall buildings.
“Our unitised façade systems provide slim profile designs for architects which meet the highest performance requirements. Working in city centre locations on constrained sites is an engineering challenge, so prefabrication of the systems offsite in a climate-controlled environment under strict quality assurance significantly speeded up the installation time without compromising on accuracy or safety.”
Reynaers also sponsored the ‘Best Tall Building Architect’ category of this year’s Tall Buildings Awards.