Designed by AWW Architects and completed by Beard Construction, it now features an inner courtyard, ground floor retail space, four storeys of open plan workspace and the town’s first rooftop restaurant.
Having been impressed with the design and quality of AluK products on previous projects, AWW specified a comprehensive mix of AluK systems at the Quadrangle – the SG52 capless curtain walling system to give a frameless appearance to the retail façade, the more conventional SL52 capped curtain walling system for the courtyard area and rooftop restaurant, the GT55 system for the entrance doors, and the tried and trusted 58BW window system for the 400+ windows fitted into the existing openings around the façade.
Aluminium Sashes worked closely with AluK at planning and detailed design stage to achieve the contemporary look for the façade that the client and architect wanted.
More natural light
Where the original windows had a transom and modesty spandrel panel below, the slimmer sightline replacements replicated the line of the transom but with fritted glass below to provide a similar level of privacy with more natural light.
A solution for fixing the anthracite grey windows to the metallic bronze louvre has been designed to break up the uniformity of the façade, give users the option of manual ventilation and to provide fresh air and exhaust points for the AHUs.
“Being able to work so closely with AluK and Aluminium Sashes at both design and construction stages enabled us to realise such a successful project.”
– Dan Basey, Project Architect at AWW.
Collaboration in heart
Quadrangle is almost a showcase for the AluK product range and our collaborative approach with customers and specifiers. The planning, precision and attention to detail shown at every stage ensured that it delivers perfectly on the design intent, yet it has still proved a practical, and cost-effective choice.
The Quadrangle building in the historic heart of Cheltenham, once a 1970s landmark, has been completely transformed into a contemporary mixed-use commercial development featuring exclusively AluK window, door and curtain walling systems.
AluK frames reflect clean lines and sharp angles of design