Nothing cheeky about installation

Diagonally shaped curtain walling leaning outward and without a singular regular pane of glass or panelling beyond the doors is just the sort of challenge that Aluk relishes.

This single storey installation at the newly opened Nando’s restaurant and EE store on the Orbital Shopping Park in Swindon enabled the aluminium systems company to demonstrate both the versatility of its product range and its ability to create project solutions for clients.

Installed by WD Group for main contractors RG Carter, the curtain walling was an integral part of architects Stride Treglown’s vision for the landmark structure, which also features a flying roof.

It features Aluk’s SL52 flexible capped curtain walling system throughout, with an entrance door fabricated using the suited GT55TB door system.

The diagonal design and irregular angles meant that Aluk had to create a solution with multiple transom and mullion sections, which was cost effective, while still being true to the aesthetic and meeting the static considerations and performance requirements laid out.