Looking Good: National Grid

National Grid looks to APL for a building envelope which looks good…… at the right price.

Glancy Nicholls Architects are favoured by National Grid for their ability to design buildings which have immense functionality, which look stunning, meet or exceed energy saving performance criteria…. and which come in on budget.

National Grid at Hitchen is but one of several National Grid projects where Glancy Nicholls has specified Slimwall systems from Architectural Profiles Limited (APL) to meet the very exacting demands of their client.

Here an APL AP45HR (half round) cladding profile is featured. It is the external face of a Slimwall Twinskin system into which matching AP70LCP HR (half round) live louvers are integrated. An interesting use of AP45HR can be seen on a round services column at the rear of the building.

Internally Slimwall can be finished in whatever the client desires making this, and similar projects, proper ‘Through-Wall Engineering’ projects.

Fundamental to this type of system is, not only the system’s recurring ability to come in on budget, but also to provide energy saving statistics which are the envy of today’s construction sector.



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