University spec

The University of Lincoln has invested £19 million in the construction of the Sarah Swift Building, which is now home to the Schools of Health and Social Care and Psychology.

Working with BAM Construction North East and Glasshus, Technal has supplied its MX Visible Grid curtain walling, PY 55 doors and FY 65 windows to the project.

The new five-storey academic building houses a broad range of flexible learning spaces for students and staff. The two separate academic areas are architecturally divided by a glass atrium, created using Technal’s MX Visible Grid curtain walling with multi-shade glass spandrels.

One of the highest considerations was to minimise and reduce external noise pollution, and internally, from room to room and from floor to floor. Technal’s MX Visible Grid, through a combination of acoustic glazing, acoustic dampers and detailing; provided a range of solutions.

The company’s PY 55 doors and FY 65 windows were also used throughout the building. The PY 55 doors are designed for high traffic applications and they meet the requirements of Part Q of the Building Standards, having achieved PAS 24:2016.

Steven Henderson, design director at Glasshus, said: “One of Technal’s main advantages is the versatility of the system, as MX Visible Grid is suitable for most applications. I’m really impressed with the finished look of the building – with the different variants of green in the glass atrium, it has a really stunning and unique outer appearance.”