Wrightstyle is supplying advanced glazing solutions to a major regeneration project in the heart of old Edinburgh.
Already partially complete, New Waverley will consist of shops, restaurants, several hotels, 148 apartments and penthouses, and almost 200,000 sq. ft. of Grade A office space.
The seven-level development, which comprises of two interlinked office buildings will soon also be home to 2,900 government workers.
“We worked closely with Allan Murray Architects to agree connection details, test certification & options for hardware,” said Chris Peters, Wrightstyle’s Chief Design Manager.
“The tricky part of the project was balancing sizes the architect required whilst staying within test data.
This involved considerable input & review of structural opening sizes to ensure that the doors and screens all met test certification,” he said.
This isn’t the first time that we’ve been involved in a major regeneration project in Edinburgh.
We were also greatly involved in the development of Ocean Terminal, a waterside shopping centre designed by Sir Terence Conran.
Ocean Terminal has some 85 shops, 6 restaurants, a variety of bars and cafés, as well as a cinema complex and spa.
Standard & bespoke
Our systems comprise the entire frontage of Ocean Terminal, which is believed to be one of the UK’s largest free-span curtain walling structures.
It underlines our commitment to supply both standard and bespoke glazing solutions to the construction industry.
The overall glazed span at Ocean Terminal is over 16 metres in height, with the largest individual free-span over 10 metres with grid centres of 4 metres.
Each piece of glass accommodated within the system weighs a massive 450 kg. In total, our systems cover 1130 square metres of façade.
In addition to the large spans and huge weight of glass, the system also had to accommodate support to the canopy columns on the outside, have handrails on the inside and tolerate a high wind loading of 1950 Pa.
“Working with architects and specifiers, we are constantly pushing the boundaries of what our advanced glazing solutions can achieve,” said Chris Peters.