Reynaers Aluminium UK has underlined its commitment to supporting architectural excellence in the North West by sponsoring the Manchester Society of Architects.
With Reynaers’ aluminium curtain walling systems already in use on high profile buildings within the city, the company has linked up with the society to raise awareness among developers and architects of its aluminium systems and the bespoke services that it offers – as well as providing guidance on the latest building regulations.
Projects on the Manchester skyline that feature Reynaers’ curtain walling systems include the Great Marlborough Street development – a 37-storey building that is part of the ‘Student Castle’ initiative, which uses Reynaers’ ConceptWall 50 (CW 50) and Concept Wall 60 (CW 60) curtain wall systems, including bespoke capping details.
The X1, X2 and X3 Media City towers have Reynaers’ ConceptWall 65-EF (CW 65) curtain walling – which were bespoke project profiles – and ConceptSystem 77 HI (CS 77) window systems fitted to create a stand-out visual impact for the Salford Quays landmark buildings, while the company also provided aluminium systems for the city’s Middlewood Locks development, Two New Bailey Square and the New Wakefield Street Tower.
Darren Peel, Reynaers’ consult project manager for the North West, West Midlands and Scotland works with architects, contractors, consultants, developers, project managers and design teams to address project challenges and provide solutions.
He said: “As a company that strives to support architects and construction professionals in achieving the most innovative and sustainable facades possible, Reynaers Aluminium UK is delighted to be a key sponsor of Manchester Society of Architects.”
Vice chairman of the Manchester Society of Architects Paul Iddon added: “Reynaers is a great partner to have on board given the huge level of experience, learning and support that they can bring. Reynaers covers everything from a large residential complex to a hospital, or office development, and this depth and range of expertise supports everything from CPDs to interpreting and fully understanding regulations.
“This expertise and advice is invaluable for our members from a regulatory point of view, such as the Building Safety Act, in helping to choose the right product for the job.
“Partnerships such as this allow the Society to support architects in the region, covering everything from lectures to CPDs, meetings and events.”