Posted on Wednesday Nov 25

The Advanced Manufacturing Hub in Birmingham is one of six economic zones created to provide growth environments for key sectors in the city. International hydraulic manufacturer, HydraForce became the first tenants in the hub and will soon be joined by global precision engineering giant Guhring who are are to invest £12m to become the second foreign firm to locate to the manufacturing base.  HydraForce are said to have invested 17million into moving its European headquarters to the newly constructed, state of the art facility in Aston. 

Window and Door Commercial were appointed by multi-disciplinary contractor the Buckingham Group to supply and install the complete aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling to the façade of the factory office using Aluk Systems as well as designing and manufacturing bespoke Brise Soleil because of the intricacies of the custom fenestration.

The process had a deadline of in 10 weeks to completion and we delivered we utilised AluK’s 58BW window systems, 58BD and GT55 TB door systems as well as SL52 curtain walling, using 340m2 of aluminium profile. Industrial development specialist, First Industrial, wanted to create a manufacturing unit that met specific sustainability requirements and the AluK systems specified helped the project to achieve a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating, as well as meeting the architect’s design intent of slim sightlines and profile sizes. In addition, low-E grey anti-sun glazing was used to complete the systems and provide much needed daylight to the factory floor.

Works Package

Curtain Walling – Aluk 5C52 c/u All

Windows – Aluk 58BW

Doors – Aluk GT55T/B

Panic Ironmongery – Exidor

Project Title – Hill West KS2 Building

Client – Bailey Garner

Contractor – Window & Door

Architect – Bailey Garner

Value - £850k