Kawneer AA100 curtain wall, AA720 windows and doors, AA541 window vents and AA190 TB doors all feature on the £60million Copper House build-to-rent development overlooking Liverpool’s waterfront.

The systems were installed by teams of up to 20 operatives by approved sub-contractor FK Group. These included AA100 zone-drained curtain wall on the ground, second and third storeys, AA720 top-hung casement and fixed light windows at the rear of the building, and AA720 single and double-leaf doors on the first and sixteenth floors. AA541 casement vent inserts also featured in the curtain wall on floors one to 16 and AA190 TB doors to the ground floor screens.

The city centre brownfield site, formerly offices and car parking, has been transformed into a 29,000m2 (GIA) landmark development of 383 apartments for rent over 15 floors, with communal facilities including a residents’’ lounge and private gym and 1,000ft2 of commercial units on the ground floor.

It is framed around two concrete tower structures, with off-site podded bathrooms and a system façade designed to withstand the inclement weather conditions overlooking the River Mersey estuary.

Ralph Sage, Senior Project Leader for Leach Rhodes Walker, frequent specifiers of Kawneer systems, said the systems were specified for “familiarity, known quality and extensive range” and were a significant feature of the elevational treatment.

“They provided the quality feel and appearance appropriate to the prestige location. They also met the security requirements where required and the thermal and acoustic requirements,” he said.

FK Group’s associate design director Robert Clarke said: “We tendered Kawneer due to our very strong relationship with the systems company, both in fabrication and technical. They are our preferred and No 1 system supplier.”

Peter Reavey, Construction Director for main contractor Graham, said: “The Copper House is a stand-out development. The quality of both the design and the build sets it apart, offering future residents a modern living environment with a community feel.”

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