Entec Design Ltd

Entec Design Ltd

Buchanan Wharf

Glasgow

 

Overview

Architect:
Cooper Cromer Architect

Client:
Drum Properties

Main Contractor:
Graham Construction Ltd

Materials / System Type:
BW Industries Light SFS, NBK Terracotta Tiles, Kingfisher Louvres, Robust Steel Doors, Kingspan K-Roc Rainscreen Slab Insulation, Rockspan Rainspan System.

 

The Project

Entec were engaged by Graham Construction to develop a bespoke terracotta tile design with multiple shapes and complex corner detailing.

Located on the up-and-coming north bank of the Clyde in Glasgow the 20+ storey development cannot be missed from the riverside and it’s use of colour will certainly not let it blend into the background.

The project consists of over 25,000 terracotta tiles supported off a bespoke frame and grid system specifically designed to accommodate the excessive wind loads experienced in this area.
The design process threw up several challenges not least co-ordinating the changes in tile dies and corner detailing leading to multiple tile shapes and a complex set out on site to ensure these all worked correctly.

The building will be complete and occupied by Q2 2022.

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