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Friars Walk

The vision was to create a series of buildings using a colour palette that referenced the locality. The hook-on cassettes helped this vision become a reality

We worked closey with Kingspan and the subcontractor to arrive at a technical solution that delivered on our design philosphy.

Brian Tracey - Director
Leslie Jones Architecture

The Project

The architect’s design philosophy was to create a series of buildings each with their own individual character, using a colour palette that referenced the locality. The aluminium cassettes in shades of green reflect the surrounding hills, and the terracotta hues are reminiscent of some of the older buildings in Newport city centre.

Location :
Newport, United Kingdom
Year:
2016
Wall:
BENCHMARK Karrier with Aluminium Hook-on Cassettes
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Technical
Expertise

Some challenges on this project included the creation of a number of bespoke ancillaries, including vertical rails for the hook-on cassettes, factory-cranked corner cassettes to give a smoother look, flashings made to match the thickness of the cassettes at strategic reveal points, and a penetrating steel fixing solution for store signage

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Minimal Energy
Required

With minimal junctions and reduced air leakage, it was easier to achieve the desired BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, all while allowing for maximum design flexibility.

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