Gearing up for The Landing

Dortech has installed Technal’s MX52 curtain walling system into a refurbishment project to upgrade and reconfigure an office building located close to Manchester Airport.

Now known as The Landing, the building was acquired by The Property Alliance Group to extend its ownership of the Trident Business Park; offering new tenants 18,000ft2 of grade A space, as well as access to sports facilities and a dedicated shuttle bus linking to the airport.

Dortech was awarded a contract by the main contractor to supply and install 150m2 of visible grid and toggle style, MX52 curtain wall. The scope of the work also saw the Huddersfield-based manufacturer produce two automatic opening PY doors and 400m of bespoke aluminium flashings.

In a location where noise could be an issue for tenants, the curtain walling and other Technal systems provide strong acoustic insulation performance, with a sound reduction approaching 40dB where the IG unit sizes demand larger glazing thicknesses for strength. The low-e, heat-soaked toughened glass and argon filled cavities aid the thermally broken aluminium frames of the Technal system to achieve excellent thermal performance, the company said.

A spokesperson for the project team said: “This was a performance driven specification under which the contractor wanted to work with Dortech as its facade specialist, and Dortech proposed the use of the Technal systems as it met all of the project requirements. The specification set high performance values for the curtain walling and replacement windows in terms of thermal insulation and weather penetration.”