Looking Good: National Grid
National Grid looks to APL for a building envelope which
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 systems recurring
ability to come in on budget, but also to provide energy saving statistics
which are the envy of todays construction sector.
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