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Beacon Building

Project Details

Main Contractor:
Thomas Vale Construction

Installer:
Midland Steel Erection

Products:
SFS/Rainscreen Support System and Rainscreen Panel

System Accreditations:
CE Marked SFS system and BBA support system

Responsible ASM:
Matt Baines

Project Description

The new £5.5m state-of-the-art Beacon building was created as part of a £40m investment in Staffordshire University’s City campus in Stoke-on-Trent. A three storey, metal-clad building, it features innovative learning and social spaces. These include 12 timetabled teaching areas and general teaching rooms, flexible, multi-sized space for lectures, IT labs, seminar spaces, and The Pavilion Café which offers a street-food style menu.

Specific Project Challenges

  • Maintaining the critical system interface details from the SFSinstaller to the rainscreen cladding installer.
  • Ensuring colour continuity from one anodised aluminimum batchto another.

Unique project features

  • A bespoke natural anodised plank system, designed toseamlessly facilitate linear vertical modules.
  • New anodising finishing techniques, featuring etched, brushedand polished finishes.
  • A fully designed and warrantied through–wall solution from asingle manufacturer.

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