Technal’s façade systems

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Façade systems from architectural aluminium specialist, Technal, have been specified by Boyes Rees Architects as part of the major refurbishment of Royal Mail’s flagship Mount Pleasant Mail Centre in London – one of the world’s largest mail sorting offices.


The project involved the refurbishment

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Général

Nom du produit
Technal’s façade systems
Fabricant
Technal

Type de produit

Revêtement de façade
Revêtement métallique
Profils de fenêtres
Fenêtres en aluminium

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Matériel
Métal, Aluminium

Façade systems from architectural aluminium specialist, Technal, have been specified by Boyes Rees Architects as part of the major refurbishment of Royal Mail’s flagship Mount Pleasant Mail Centre in London – one of the world’s largest mail sorting offices.


The project involved the refurbishment of the ‘Letter Office Building’ located at the boundary of the London Boroughs of Islington and Camden. The building, which dates back to the 1930s, was in need of extensive façade repairs and upgrading works to improve energy efficiency and to create a distinctive façade which would sustain and enhance this historic landmark.


Originally built on the site of Coldbath Fields Prison, Mount Pleasant is now Royal Mail’s busiest central London sorting office, which sorts and despatches over 1m items of mail across the city every day. The facility is part of a site which covers an area of 12 acres and is the centre of a network of 23 miles of tunnels, 70 feet under the streets of London, that were once used to distribute mail.


During the refurbishment, the sorting office had to remain fully operational 24 hours a day. The building was stripped back to its original concrete walls; white monolithic render was renewed, and upvc windows were replaced with high performance aluminium curtain walling from Technal.


Technal worked closely with Boyes Rees Architects and specialist fabricator Glassolutions Installation to develop and implement the specification for the curtain walling. The slim profiles of the GEODE-MX Visible Grid system met the architects’ requirements for maximising natural light and retaining the building’s character.


Technal’s curtain walling was used for all elevations with the largest glazed unit spanning up to 1.7m. Mechanically-actuated top hung concealed vents were inserted into the façade for smoke control in the event of a fire, whilst maintaining a flush façade. Commercial doors from Technal were also specified to provide access at various points around the building.


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