Dales manufactured the complete perforated solar shade system on First Way at Wembley, which is a new campus designed by CZWG Architects for the University College of Football Business (UCFB).
The £54 million development will provide state of the art academic facilities. These include a flexible auditorium, offices for academic staff, 678-bed student accommodation and additional offices to facilitate new business start-ups by graduates of the UCFB.
A variety of materials were used on the glazed offices which create a ‘floating’ box above the double-height entrance to the campus. CCS Facades secured the contract to design and build the façade, which included designing the Perforated Solar Shade System installed on the offices.
The solar shade system required aluminium structural brackets fixed to the curtain-walling mullions that support an aluminium channel with an offest projection of 900mm. Perforated panels 3.6m high span from floor to floor and are fixed into the offset-channel. CZWG specified that the panels to each storey should have a decreasing diameter perforation with the smallest perforations on the lowest.
Bowmer & Kirkland accepted the challenging delivery period demanded by UCFB’s academic programme, choosing to use offsite construction as much as possible. The 3.6m perforated panels were factory-assembled by Dales in Ilkeston, Derbyshire before being delivered to site in record-time.
Dales manufactured the complete solar shading system to CCS Facades’ design