Metalline glazed in aluminium composite panels have provided the finishing touch to the external façade of the recently refurbished council offices in Eastleigh Hampshire.
The refurbishment has turned a dilapidated 1970's office block into a 'BREEAM Excellent' building with a bright and airy interior and a visually stunning exterior that has created an iconic landmark within Eastleigh city centre.
The exterior façade featured a range of horizontal, corner and vertical Ultima sandwich panels glazed in on all four sides to a Kawneer structural glazed system. Each of the 50 vertical panels were manufactured by Metalline in aluminium in 3150 mm lengths and joined together to form an impressive 6300mm long aspect.
The Ultima flat sandwich panels were finished in a grey Syntha Pulvin, whereas the Ultima feature panels complete with a 76mm projection were finished in both green and white Syntha Pulvin, these added a stylish and modern appearance to the building envelope.
Metalline’s aluminium composite panels are extremely versatile and possess excellent acoustic, thermal and fire performance ratings. They are typically produced from high grade aluminium as well as stainless steel or patterned copper and can be adapted to fit a variety of facade details. The panels can also be glazed into a standard curtain walling or as in the Eastleigh project a structural glazing system.
The panels can also be perforated and manufactured into a variety of shapes to meet the most challenging design criteria. aluminium composite panels can now be fabricated in one length up to an impressive 6000mm.
With a notable track record of meeting even the most exacting of design criteria and delivering products to site within the required time frame, Metalline are gaining an enviable reputation with both designers and contractors across the architectural and building sector.