WICONA UK

HYDRO BUILDING SYSTEMS
SILKWOOD PARK
WAKEFIELD
WEST YORKSHIRE WF5 9TG

Tel: 01924 232323
Fax: 01924 232300

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Suppliers of: Curtain Walling, Integration Sashes, Aluminium Windows and Doors, Glass Doors.

For Over 50 years, WICONA has been leading the way providing aluminium profile systems that meet the highest standards in curtain walling, highly insulated windows, roof glazing and heavy duty doors. Our exacting technological standards, rigorous system considerations and the quality manufacture of all our products, as well as comprehensive services and technical support, have all made a significant contribution to our success.

WICONA is a brand of HYDRO, the world leader in aluminium solutions. Our vision is to apply Modern Methods of Construction and a unique turnkey service to the building envelope, helping contractors and designers meet increasing demands for shorter programmes and superior performance. Our team of construction professionals and network of façade partners offers a complete, seamless and fully integrated service for the building envelope – the first of its kind in the UK and Ireland.

WICONA now has a dedicated team and base in the UK, which will manage every aspect of a facade project, including:

  • System design
  • Glass specification
  • Fabrication and materials handling off site
  • Transportation and on-site handling equipment
  • Installation on site
  • Testing and site auditing
  • Handover

This unique service, led by WICONA, gives architects, contractors and developers unrivalled peace of mind.

The WICONA brand offers:

FACADES WICTEC - WICTEC is an overall concept of modern-day architecture that reconciles the elements of heat storage, air conditioning, light provision and fire and noise protection within a single façade design.

Stick System Curtain Walls - WICTEC stick system facades are the flexible, tried-and-tested versatile solutions among WICONA’s range of facade systems: 

  • WICTEC 50 - is the basic version of the stick system curtain wall, with an extra-narrow face width of 50 mm, inside and outside.
  • WICTEC 60 - Featuring a 60-mm face width (inside and outside), WICTEC 60 is a stick system facade that meets the highest demands. With minor additions, WICTEC 60 fulfils the most demanding requirements with regard to burglar protection, bullet resistance and fire protection.
  • WICTEC 50HI - A passive house does not require an active heating system and therefore relies heavily on the thermal insulation and air-tightness of the facade. Based on the standard series, WICTEC 50 is certified for aluminium/glass facades suitable for passive houses.
  • WICTEC 50A - is a mounting option which makes it possible to fix the glazing on such supporting structures directly. WICTEC offers a free choice of supporting material – aluminium, steel or wood – for an identical outer appearance and glazing technology for the curtain wall.

WICTEC Unitised Curtain Walls - straight forward from planning through to completion. 

Most construction projects are subject to intense time pressure. With appropriate planning, the WICTEC unitised facade systems enable extremely straightforward processing, by means of serial production and pre-assembly of the individual facade units in the workshop. This pre-assembly process is completely unaffected by weather conditions. Consequently, this permits rapid and economical implementation for buildings of any size, whilst simultaneously enabling creative diversity and a delicate appearance. 

  • WICTEC 50EL - is a unitised version of the WICTEC 50 stick system. This range combines the advantages of the stick system structure with the assembly benefits of unitised curtain walling.
  • WICTEC EL60 - is the slim version within the unitised curtain wall systems, with especially reduced sight lines of just 60 mm both inside and outside. As a result of optimised thermal insulation, the system leads the way with outstanding Ucw values of up to 0.9 W/(m²K).

Structural Glazing Facade:

  • WICTEC 50SG - A characteristic feature of WICTEC 50SG structural glazing curtain wall is the flush design with slim silicone joints between the glass panes. The system offers all-glass technology both for vertical curtain walls and sloped roof glazing.
  • WICLINE 90SG  - an all-glass integrated opening sash pursues the homogeneous full glass design with Italian style or parallel outward opening function.

Security Facade

Safety Options Available:

  • Burglar resistance: curtain walls, windows, doors, sliding elements
  • Bullet resistance: curtain walls, windows, doors
  • Fire protection: curtain walls, windows, doors
  • Escape ways: doors
  • NSHEV (Natural smoke and heat exhaust ventilation): windows for curtain wall and glass roofs

WICTEC 50 DH & WICTEC 60DHBullet resistance according to DIN EN 1522

The bullet resistance requirements for curtain walls are regulated Europe wide in the Standard DIN EN 1522. The WICTEC curtain wall series have been tested according to this standard in various profile combinations, and successfully been certified in class FB4.

  • Bullet resistance can be combined with burglar resistance in the classes RC1N, RC2N, RC2, RC3 according to DIN EN 1627.

WICTEC 50 EH & WICTEC 60 EHBurglar resistance according to DIN EN 1627

The WICTEC curtain wall series have been assigned according to the new standard EN 1627. They can easily be specified and implemented without any additional measurement according to this new standard.

Integrated Sashes

The flexibility and wide range offered by the WICTEC facade systemsare perfectly matched by the individuality with which opening elements from the WICTEC and WICLINE ranges can be integrated into glass facades.

  • Turn / tilt-turn / turn sash
  • Top-hung / side-hung sash
  • Italian sash
  • Integration pivot sash
  • Structural glazing
  • Skylight window
  • Ventilation flap

WINDOWS WICLINE:

  • WICLINE EVO - Large sash window, up to 1,700 mm width and 2,500 mm height. Sash weights up to 160 kg as standard design, heavier weights can easily be customized
  • WICLINE 75 TOP - with high thermal performance, the WICLINE 75 TOP allows architects and designers to choose both - sleek, attractive design combined with first-class energy efficiency in a single outstanding aluminium window system.

  • WICLINE 95 - an aluminium window system with outstanding energy efficiency, offering the greatest possible flexibility in the planning and realisation process. WICLINE 95 meets the strict Passive House Institute criteria and is classified as particularly energy efficient.

  • Punched / Ribbon Windows - WICLINE 65 EVO & WICLINE 75 EVO
  • FRENCH DOOR, BARRIER FREE - With extended sash formats, single or double casement Option and barrier free threshold this aluminium window door with inward or outward opening offers new freedom in architectural design. Superior technical performance and exemplary thermal insulation set new standards.
  • TILT SLIDE WINDOW - In this space saving opening version the sash can be tilted or slide away to the side with ease.

  • TOP-HUNG/SIDE-HUNG WINDOWS - The outward opening function frequently offers substantial benefits: efficient ventilation, no disturbing sash in the room, manual or motorised operation. 

  • ITALIAN WINDOWS - An elegant appearance combined with efficient ventilation are the characteristics of the aluminium system WICLINE evo in its Italian opening version.

  • PIVOTING WINDOWS - The horizontal and the vertical pivot windows based on the aluminium window system WICLINE evo offer improved thermal insulation and with their option of visible or concealed fittings they are a real visual highlight for any punched or façade integrated window.

  • SOUND INSULATION WINDOWS - WICLINE 215 has high sound insulation even when the window is open? WICONA has found a solution for an issue that at first appears irresolvable – the WICLINE 215. A double pane window with the same structural and physical values of a double skin facade. 

 

DOORS WICSTYLE - The all-rounder among the door systems offers you complete versatility for an extremely wide range of requirements. The WICSTYLE profile systems and the fittings which are perfectly tailored to these offer you a level of flexibility that means you can satisfy both the functional requirements of public buildings and the aesthetic expectations of private clients equally.

Hinged doors - WICSTYLE 65 EVO & WICSTYLE 75 EVO 

  • System depth 65mm
  • System depth 75 mm
  • Finger protection doors - WICSTYLE 65 EVO AND WICSTYLE 75 EVO FINGER PROTECTION DOORS offer Safe operation through efficient prevention of squeezing or shearing risks on the hinge side.
  • All-glass doors - All-glass doors create maximum transparency in a building. WICSTYLE all-glass doors are based on the Standard WICSTYLE 65 evo series, with many identical parts, and thus offer optimal compatibility with other door solutions within the building.
  • Non-insulated doors - WICSTYLE 50 N and WICSTYLE 65 N INSIDE ALUMINIUM DOORS, These aluminium systems are designed specially for use inside buildings or where thermal insulation is not a determining factor. 
  • Double action doors - The WICSTYLE 65 evo serie offers two profile options for single and double sash doors with double action fitting.
  • Automatic sliding doors - WICSTYLE 65 ED the energy-saving automatic sliding door for commercial buildings
  • Lifting / Sliding Doors - WICSLIDE – Simply closer to nature Using these profile systems, you can open up large areas of living rooms, conservatories or glass extensions to the outside.
  • FIRE PROTECTION DOORS - WICSTYLE – protection and safety individually tailored fire protection – in addition to the standard functions the WICSTYLE range of doors satisfies various fire protection requirements.

     

SUN PROTECTION SYSTEM - WICSOLAIRE sunshading systems guide daylight into the building and thus reduce the need for artificial light. They control the energy and heat input by solar radiation and reduce the Need for air conditioning.

SMOKE VENTILATION SYSTEMNSHEVSNatural smoke and heat exhaust ventilation systems. Smoke and heat exhaust ventilation systems are used to ensure that, in the event of fire, there is a smoke-free area as an escape zone. In accordance with the current European standard EN 12101-2, NSHEVS are regarded as a unit comprising an opening element and an electric motor, with these two components being tested and approved as a whole. WICONA NSHEVS are manufactured on the basis of the standard window systems and offer extensive freedom of design for use in facades and roofs.

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Wicline 65 evo
With 65mm profile depth, WICLINE 65 evo features the highest thermal insulation properties and structural characteristics. With its superior technical performance this aluminium window is attuned to all architectural requirements of the future.Based on the WICONA Unisys principle: almost unlimited freedom in design, maximum process security, cost and time saving production and fewer tools requiredOwing to the system’s great diversity and compatibility with the comprehensive WICONA window, door and sliding systems, you have extremely flexible façade technology at your disposal. From the draft to detailed planning and completion, the standard system applications make sure that your individual requirements are fully met. And if that is not enough, we can provide you with bespoke solutions. External window systems, Windows

Published [19/06/17]

Wicline 75 evo
With 75mm profile depth, WICLINE 75 evo features the highest thermal insulation properties and structural characteristics. With its superior technical performance this aluminium window is attuned to all architectural requirements of the future. Based on the WICONA Unisys principle: almost unlimited freedom in design, maximum process security, cost and time saving production and fewer tools requiredOwing to the system’s great diversity and compatibility with the comprehensive WICONA window, door and sliding systems, you have extremely flexible façade technology at your disposal. From the draft to detailed planning and completion, the standard system applications make sure that your individual requirements are fully met. And if that is not enough, we can provide you with bespoke solutions. External window systems, Windows

Published [19/06/17]

Wicona Materials Library
This download contains 300 available finishes for the Wicona range of products on BIMStore.These materials are to be loaded into your project containing Wicona families. Please refer to the user guide and read me documents for instructions Curtain walling systems

Published [19/06/17]

Wicona Wictec 50 Curtain Walling
WICTEC – experience innovative façade technologyWICTEC is an overall concept of modern-day architecture that reconciles the elements of heat storage, air conditioning, light provision and fire and noise protection within a single façade design.With the WICTEC façade system, your creativity and ability to find the best solution are virtually limitless. From the classic stick system façade to unitised, window and structural glazing façades, with WICTEC you can select, design and produce all conceivable variants to the highest quality standards and in line with your personal requirements.Owing to the system’s great diversity and compatibility with the comprehensive WICONA window, door and sliding systems, you have extremely flexible façade technology at your disposal. From the draft to detailed planning and completion, the standard system applications make sure that your individual requirements are fully met. And if that is not enough, we can provide you with bespoke solutions.Advantages of WICTEC at a glance:Remarkable system diversity always ensures the appropriate façade solutionSuitable for all building structures, including 3D creations such as pyramids, polygons, barrel vaults and cupolasCan be combined with WICONA window, door and sliding systemsEfficiently thermally insulated, burglar-resisting, bullet-proof and fire-protection designs are possible with identical look and a small number of additional parts compared with standard basic designCan be adapted to suit individual design preferences thanks to great profile and design diversityExtensive system tests in accordance with international standards, such as the product standard for curtain walling (EN 13830), vouch for the high quality of the system technologyBased on the WICONA Unisys principle: almost unlimited freedom in design, maximum process security, cost and time saving production and fewer tools required Curtain walling systems

Published [19/06/17]

Wicona Wictec 50SG Curtain Walling
As an attractive complement for curtain walls the integration sash WICLINE 90SG provides efficient ventilation, and can be fully automated if requested.This all-glass window gives full options as a projecting top-hung sash or as a parallel outward opening sash and can be integrated flush with the glass panel level in WICTEC 50SG structural glazing curtain walling or in stick systems with exterior pressure profiles. For an optimum thermal insulation WICLINE 90SG can be equipped with double or triple glazing. Owing to the system’s great diversity and compatibility with the comprehensive WICONA window, door and sliding systems, you have extremely flexible façade technology at your disposal. From the draft to detailed planning and completion, the standard system applications make sure that your individual requirements are fully met. And if that is not enough, we can provide you with bespoke solutions.Based on the WICONA Unisys principle: almost unlimited freedom in design, maximum process security, cost and time saving production and fewer tools required External window systems, Windows

Published [19/06/17]

Wicona Wictec 50SG Curtain Walling
WICTEC – experience innovative façade technologyWICTEC is an overall concept of modern-day architecture that reconciles the elements of heat storage, air conditioning, light provision and fire and noise protection within a single façade design.With the WICTEC façade system, your creativity and ability to find the best solution are virtually limitless. From the classic stick system façade to unitised, window and structural glazing façades, with WICTEC you can select, design and produce all conceivable variants to the highest quality standards and in line with your personal requirements.Owing to the system’s great diversity and compatibility with the comprehensive WICONA window, door and sliding systems, you have extremely flexible façade technology at your disposal. From the draft to detailed planning and completion, the standard system applications make sure that your individual requirements are fully met. And if that is not enough, we can provide you with bespoke solutions.Advantages of WICTEC at a glance:Remarkable system diversity always ensures the appropriate façade solutionSuitable for all building structures, including 3D creations such as pyramids, polygons, barrel vaults and cupolasCan be combined with WICONA window, door and sliding systemsEfficiently thermally insulated, burglar-resisting, bullet-proof and fire-protection designs are possible with identical look and a small number of additional parts compared with standard basic designCan be adapted to suit individual design preferences thanks to great profile and design diversityExtensive system tests in accordance with international standards, such as the product standard for curtain walling (EN 13830), vouch for the high quality of the system technologyBased on the WICONA Unisys principle: almost unlimited freedom in design, maximum process security, cost and time saving production and fewer tools required Curtain walling systems

Published [19/06/17]

Wicslide 160
The new WICSLIDE 160 lifting sliding system combines excellent thermal insulation with highest functionality and design. Impressive leaf dimensions and enduring operation comfort are your guarantors for maximum customer satisfaction. With state-of-the-art technology and innovative advantages in fabrication WICSLIDE 160 is a high-tech product that sets new standards. Using these profile systems, you can open up large areas of living rooms, conservatories or glass extensions to the outside. WICSLIDE has the most suitable, functional solutions for all areas of application, whatever your customer’s requirements and the structural and spatial opportunities on site.Based on the WICONA Unisys principle: extensive freedom of design, high process safety, cost and time saving production, few tools required Doorset systems, Aluminum-Framed Entrances

Published [19/06/17]

Wicstyle 75 evo
They say first impressions last – and in the case of homes and offices that applies especially to the front door, the building’s “calling card”. There can hardly be any other component of a structure that has to reconcile so many different criteria. Whether it is the door to a private house; a large entrance to an administrative building or a hotel; a fire protection door or emergency exit in a school, or a simple functional door for a manufacturing building: the technically-mature WICSTYLE profile systems, with their numerous opening types, versions and expansion options enable you to realise tailor-made door solutions for any situation.For every case the right door solution thanks to the wide variety of systemsVarious profile depths available with and without insulation, May also be equipped with automatic operation, multipoint locks, fingerprint sensors, door edge gap locks, surveillance cameras or alarm systemsBased on the WICONA Unisys principle: extensive freedom of design, high process safety, cost and time saving production, few tools required Doorset systems, Aluminum-Framed Entrances

Published [19/06/17]

AEROFOILS Fixed To Curtain Walling Aerofins
AEROFOILS Solar Shading Aerofins
ARCHITECTURAL Solar Shading Systems .
BALCONY Doors .
CURTAIN WALLING Aluminium .
CURTAIN WALLING Architectural Systems .
CURTAIN WALLING BS EN 13830 .
CURTAIN WALLING Burglar Resisting Bullet Resisting
CURTAIN WALLING Dry Glazing System .
CURTAIN WALLING Fire Protection .
CURTAIN WALLING Fire Resistant DIN EN 1634 E30
CURTAIN WALLING Fire Resistant DIN EN 1634 E60
CURTAIN WALLING Glazed .
CURTAIN WALLING Inclined Glazing .
CURTAIN WALLING Passive House Certified .
CURTAIN WALLING Purpose Made Metal .
CURTAIN WALLING Site Assembled (Stick) .
CURTAIN WALLING Stick .
CURTAIN WALLING Unitised .
DOOR FRAMES French Doors .
DOORS COMMERCIAL Aluminium .
DOORS COMMERCIAL Aluminium Double
DOORS COMMERCIAL Aluminium Folding Glazed
DOORS COMMERCIAL Aluminium Glazed
DOORS COMMERCIAL Aluminium Purpose Made
DOORS COMMERCIAL Attack Resistant .
DOORS COMMERCIAL Balcony Sliding
DOORS COMMERCIAL Bullet Resistant .
DOORS COMMERCIAL Bullet Resistant Ballistic Security BS EN 1522 FB4 Level 4
DOORS COMMERCIAL Burglar Resistant .
DOORS COMMERCIAL Folding .
DOORS COMMERCIAL Glass .
DOORS COMMERCIAL Glass Frameless Hinged Doors
DOORS COMMERCIAL Purpose Made Bespoke
DOORS COMMERCIAL Security .
EMERGENCY EXIT DOORS Panic Exits Door and Hardware
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Aluminium .
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Anti-Vandal .
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Attack Resistant .
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Escape Route Fire Escape
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Sliding/Folding .
FIRE CHECK DOORS Aluminium Glazed .
FIRE CHECK DOORS Commercial Industrial Educational Healthcare .
FIRE CHECK DOORS Commercial Industrial Educational Healthcare BS EN 1634 BS 476 Part 22 or BWF Certifire EI30
FIRE CHECK DOORS Commercial Industrial Educational Healthcare BS EN 1634 BS 476 Part 22 or BWF Certifire EI60
FIRE CHECK DOORS Commercial Industrial Educational Healthcare BS EN 1634 BS 476 Part 22 or BWF Certifire FD30
FIRE CHECK DOORS Commercial Industrial Educational Healthcare BS EN 1634 BS 476 Part 22 or BWF Certifire FD60
FIRE CHECK DOORS Commercial Industrial Educational Healthcare Entrance Doors
FIRE CHECK DOORS Commercial Industrial Educational Healthcare Fire Resistant Resistance
FIRE CHECK DOORS Commercial Industrial Educational Healthcare Glazed
FRENCH CASEMENT DOORS Commercial Open In Open out Barrier Free
SKYLIGHT Windows .
SOLAR SCREENING .
STRUCTURAL Glazing .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Concealed Sash Sashes
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Double Casement
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Insulated
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Insulated Profiles
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Integrated Sashes Integration Sashes
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Outward Opening
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Pivot
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Purpose Made Bespoke
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Tilt and Slide
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Tilt and Turn
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Bullet Resistant Anti-Ballistic .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Burglar Resistant Class WK3
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL DIN 14351 .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Facade Systems .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Facade Systems Aluminium
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Facade Systems Italian Sash Projected Top Hung Projecting Top Hung
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Horizontal Pivot .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Inward Opening .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Outward Opening .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Side Hung .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Top Hung .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Vertical Pivot .
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium .
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium Double Glazed Units
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium Inward Opening
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium Pivot
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium Sliding
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium Special Sizes
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium Thermal Break Thermally Broken
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium Tilt and Turn
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Tilt and Turn .
WICLINE Integration Sashes
WICLINE Aluminium Windows
WICLINE EVO Aluminium Windows
WICSLIDE Sliding Doors
WICSOLAIRE Solar Shading
WICSTAR Aluminium Windows
WICSTYLE Glass Doors
WICTEC Curtain Walling

VELOCITY VILLAGE, SHEFFIELD

August 2018

The façades of four buildings at Velocity Village – one of the largest mixed-use developments in Yorkshire – have been entirely replaced using 14,000m² of Wicona’s structural glazing.

Velocity Village occupies a four-acre site and provides more than 600,000ft² of residential and commercial space in the centre of Sheffield. Designed by Axis Architecture, the extensive façade replacement was carried out by Glassolutions working with main contractor Jessops Construction.

A Replacement Glazing Project to Add Light and Life to the City’s Business District

The buildings are all faced in acid-washed concrete, steel and glass in dramatic contrast to the scheme’s red-brick surroundings and adding sparkle, light and life to the city’s business district.

The architectural style is bold in its contemporary simplicity and has created a stylish landmark which successfully integrates urban living, learning and working environments. Each elevation is almost completely enclosed in Wicona curtain walling to maximise light, with floor-to-ceiling glazing allowing views of the Peak District, the landscaped courtyards or across the city.

Structural Glazing for Every Elevation to Improve a Mixed-use Development

WICTEC 50 SG structural glazing was used on every elevation of the four buildings to replace the original curtain walling which was no longer watertight, and to improve the overall quality of each development.

The façade specification was to create a ‘like-for-like’ frameless glass appearance to mirror the original architectural design. This was achieved using the WICTEC 50 SG system which features a ‘toggle’ to retain the glazed units within the infill channel. This option is fast and efficient to install, and delivers a frameless appearance as an alternative to silicone bonding.

Maximising Off-site Working for Faster Installation

The Wicona curtain walling was also semi-unitised, which allowed the fabrication and assembly of the glazing units off site for faster and more accurate installation – an important benefit as the buildings were occupied throughout the façade replacement. An area of the glazing on the V2 office building was also faceted across seven storeys.

In addition to the curtain walling, Wicona also supplied:

Solar shading using fixed aluminium louvres
Open-in, side hung WICLINE evo 65 aluminium casement windows inserted into the curtain walling at every level on each building
WICSLIDE 23 sliding doors to the penthouse balconies at the top of the V3 apartment building
WICSTYLE 65 evo outward-opening doors for access to the balconies for all the other residential units.
The Architect’s Perspective

Kevin Seers, Director of Axis Architecture said, “The curtain walling was a critical element because these four buildings had such an extensive amount of glazing. We needed to retain the appearance of continuous glass and the original façade design as closely as possible.”

“The Wicona façade system was sufficiently flexible and versatile to meet the design criteria and integrated well with the windows and doors. The WICTEC 50 SG curtain walling has successfully and closely reflected the appearance of the original buildings and we are extremely happy with the end result. The glazing is all performing well and each building looks fantastic. The façade replacement has really helped to revitalise the whole development. We would definitely use Wicona’s systems again.”

Office, University and Residential Accommodation in a Single Scheme

Velocity Village provides high quality office accommodation across seven floors and 443 premium apartments set around landscaped courtyards. The largest building, V2, is now the languages faculty for the University of Sheffield. V3 and V4 are residential buildings providing one and two bedroom apartments over seven and eight floors. V5 is a standalone building comprising 24 two bedroom luxury apartments over four upper floors, with office space on the ground floor.

A Curtain Walling Range for Optimum Creative Freedom

WICTEC curtain walling can be used to create vertical and angled façades; sloped and 3D glazed roofs and atria, and other geometric constructions. There is an extensive range of openings for natural ventilation; a wide variety of profiles for optimum creative freedom, and additional options for enhanced burglar and bullet resistance and fire protection, without changing the overall appearance of the facade.

The Project Team:
Architects: Axis Architecture
Main contractor: Jessops Construction
Façade construction: Glassolutions
Aluminium façade solutions: Wicona

WICONA adds to the modern utopia of Kirkstall Forge

June 2018

WICONA recently provided its curtain walling, WICTEC 50SG, with bespoke feature caps, to Number One Kirkstall Forge, an ambitious regeneration development outside Leeds city centre.

Working alongside CEG, Wates Construction and Glassolutions, the floor to ceiling glazing creates a modern, light filled work environment. The stunning location of Kirkstall Forge benefits from views of the surrounding valley and the River Aire, which runs through the heart of the site.

CEG is leading the development of the 57 acre, £400million Kirkstall Forge scheme, which is set to become home to a thriving mixed-use community in a unique wooded, riverside setting. Ultimately it will comprise of 1,050 new homes, 300,000 square foot of offices and 100,000 square foot of retail, leisure and community space.

At this flagship office development, CEG has pushed the benchmark in terms of design, quality, flexibility and efficiency. It offers 110,000 square foot of commercial space and has achieved an EPC A and BREEAM Excellent rating.

WICONA’s WICTEC 50SG stick system curtain walling offers a wide selection of profiles, which allows economic adaptation to structure requirements, whilst having an overall filigree-style appearance.

The chosen finish was a bronze anodized coating, a material that was selected for its natural looking finish and significant colour, which is intended to be reflective of the site’s industrial heritage. The billet material was also batch controlled in order to ensure the highest standard. In addition, WICONA also provided bespoke feature caps around the columns of the buildings and the floor slabs.

Wates Construction, the contractor for the project, explained that they had worked with WICONA before on the Haribo factory re-development, and have been impressed by the products. Quality and workmanship were key requirements of this particular project, so the WICONA brand was an excellent fit.

CEG became responsible for the site in 2007, but have spent the last ten years on demolition, site clearance and infrastructure works. Their vision is clear; Kirkstall Forge will aim to demonstrate an ideal mix of city and country, with green spaces and open and light-filled offices. For the construction of these buildings, WICONA’s high quality curtain walling was a perfect match.

Tony Armstrong, Regional Head of Construction at CEG said: “The high quality anodised aluminium cruciform cladding and glazing design is an essential part of Number One Kirkstall Forge which delivers a unique façade on the building that maximises the natural varying light and weather conditions in this wooded, riverside valley setting."

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