A new state-of-the-art student accommodation scheme in Cardiff, located in the centre of the city, benefits from a number of Metal Technology systems. Capital Quarter Cardiff consists of two multi-level blocks linked by an architect-designed landscape scheme, featuring 544 self-contained rooms, which comprise a mix of studio and cluster accommodation.
The development, worth £1.725 million, features Metal Technology’s System 17 capped curtain walling with a combination of System 5-35HI+ tilt and turn windows and System 4-35 Hi+ thermally enhanced Casement windows. System 5-20D Hi+ thermally enhanced door systems are also used alongside System 10 commercial doors.
A bespoke louvre system helped ensure adequate shading was achieved whilst providing a safe environment even when the windows are fully opened.
“Metal Technology’s state-of-the-art windows and doors were the perfect fit for this student accommodation project from an installation perspective due to the system’s ability to be quickly but efficiently designed, fabricated and shipped to site. This allows our installers to be utilised more efficiently and effectively across all of our current live sites. The door and window systems lend themselves especially well to this type of project where safety and security are a priority without compromising on quality,” commented Andrew Stapleton of APiC.
All Metal Technology systems are designed to perform seamlessly together to deliver the desired aesthetic and performance standards. Used individually or together, they offer complete design flexibility for creative aesthetics with the assurance of value engineered structural, weather and security performance.