Aluminium glazing specialists Bennett Architectural have been chosen to supply and install glazing for the new £10 million Aston University Student Union.
Designed by Warwick-based Robothams Architects, the two-storey steel framed building will have full height glazing and inside will feature a range of facilities including a café, bar and restaurant, shop, social spaces, prayer room and washing facilities, games area, media room, multi-exhibition and rehearsal space and office space for the union’s student officer team and services.
Bennetts will work alongside main contractor Clegg Construction and Robothams to deliver Kawneer aluminium doors, windows and curtain walling for the project.
Lionel Grant, Managing Director at Bennett Architectural commented, “The Student Union building at Aston University represents one of the final pieces of the jigsaw for the refurbishment of their campus and we are delighted to be delivering this project. “We’re determined to deliver the quality and service we are renowned for in the glazing industry.”
Ahmed Hassan, Student Union President at Aston University added, “The building will give our students a place of their own that is fit for a modern university. “I believe this has been a great turnaround for the SU and its future will only benefit our students in achieving their ambitions.”
Construction of the new Aston University Student Union has started, with a completion date of Spring 2019.