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The regeneration of the once huge Longbridge works in the Midlands, where many famous British motor cars were originally built, has seen the area transformed into a vibrant new retail district, with MX Grid Curtain Walling as well as doors and windows from the Technal range involved.  

Known as Park Point, the town centre regeneration is now in its third phase with Elite Aluminium Systems being the specialist Technal fabricator producing and installing the MX Curtain Wall, FXi 65 Windows and CD Doors on behalf of main contractor, Morgan Sindall and its client, St Modwen.

The Park Point development has been designed to achieve a BREEAM Very Good rating. Therefore, using Technal’s high performance aluminium curtain walling, window and door systems were an important part of attaining these goals.

The general manager for Elite Aluminium Systems Mark Longmore said: “There have been some very challenging aspects to this project, not just because of the scale to the development but the need to produce a lot of bespoke solutions in terms of combining systems to achieve certain aesthetics, and also to meet some unusually long spanning requirements.

“We chose to employ the MX curtain wall and other Technal systems because of their performance parameters and their reliability, as well as the support we receive from the manufacturer. We have completed two phases successfully and expect to win more work as the development progresses.”