Alumasc EWI used on Award-Winning College

Posted by david.luukas

Sep15

A stunning new college building featuring the Swistherm External Wall Insulation (EWI) system from Alumasc is the proud winner of a 2011 RIBA Award for the North West Region. 

Trafford College is a £25million scheme, designed by Stephenson Bell Architects to a BREEAM standard of ‘Very Good’.  Alumasc worked closely with the architects throughout the project to achieve a suitable solution for the innovative angular facade. The incorporation of modern building materials and systems into the design of Trafford College required Alumasc to develop new and unique interface details.

The project schedule required the Swistherm EWI system to be installed prior to the windows, so Alumasc detailed weatherproof window reveals to prevent the system being damaged prior to the installation of the glazing. In addition, there was a requirement for Alumasc to create interface details with the GRP Precast Feature Fins and the Sun Louvers that are installed to all south facing 1st floor windows.

A total of 3500m2 of the Swistherm system was installed comprising 80mm EPS insulation boards and Alumasc’s 1.5mm Silkolitt silicone render, the latter contributing to the building’s striking contemporary exterior.

For more information on Alumasc External Wall Insulation systems, click here

The RIBA Awards were set up in 1966 to recognise great architecture all across the country. For details, click here

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