AMRC Building

APL Energi Systems™ feature in 'Factory of the Future'

The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) dubbed ‘the Factory of the Future’ was designed by Bond Bryan Architects, built by Bowmer & Kirkland for The University of Sheffield, and was winner of the ‘Commercial Building’ category in the South Yorkshire and Humber region. The building incorporates roofing and cladding products and systems designed and manufactured by Architectural Profiles Limited and installed by Roofdec of Rotherham.

Architectural Profiles Limited (APL) specialise in cladding the building envelope and developing systems, complimentary to their comprehensive range of metal profiles, rainscreens and louvre systems. These achieve specific performance benefits in terms of cost, energy savings and construction time, and contributed greatly to the success of the AMRC project and its sustainability award.

The APL Energi System™ on the building is based on a StrongBak™ Structural Wall Framing System which is considered to be one of the fastest methods of total building enclosure and air seal. The APL Energi Wall™ build up with the StrongBak™ was able to achieve a 0.2 w/m²/ºc insulation performance against a Buildings Regulations requirement of 0.35 and airseal of 2.71m³/hr/m². Both are considered by BREEAM to be in the ‘Excellent’ category.

The APL Energi Wall™ was clad with metal coated APL 45HR half round sinusoidal profile together with AP70 LCP louvre profile in dark metallic silver finish.


The AMRC building incorporating APL products and systems