A variety of Kawneer glazing systems have met a host of design and performance criteria for the £14million remodelling of two key buildings at the University of Strathclyde.
The buildings in Glasgow City Centre were adapted for university use in the early 1980s from Collins book printers and now form the new Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences as part of the University’s campus development plan.
This new faculty, which incorporates Law, Arts, Social Science and the former Faculty of Education, provides reconfigured workspace that enables all faculty staff to be located together within the Lord Hope building to enhance the faculty’s image and encourage interdisciplinary working.
Our latest AA®720 HI renovation TIP windows, whose narrow sightlines mimic those of the original steel windows, AA®605 medium-duty swing doors and AA®100 zone-drained curtain walling with 50mm sightlines and glazed in opening vents have been combined to provide the desired aesthetic of the six-storey Lord Hope building in Glasgow City Centre.
Its neighbouring building, Curran, which is also concrete-framed, features Kawneer’s AA®100 curtain walling and latest AA®720 tilturn windows on the third and sixth floors and sixth floor respectively. The glazing systems were installed by Kawneer-approved specialist sub-contractor Architectural Glazing Systems (AGS) for main contractor Balfour Beatty.