Architect: Bennetts Associates Architects
Fabricator: EAG (English Architectural Glazing Ltd)
Project Value: £77,000 (Metal)
System Used: Comar 5P.i & 6
Location: Stratford City, London
Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems, with their approved fabricator English Architectural Glazing Ltd (EAG) were awarded the contract to design, fabricate and install the windows at Whitbread's new Premier Inn, designed by Bennetts Associates Architects. As part of the multi billion pound Westfield Stratford City development the hotel in its unrivalled location is the closest to Stratford International Station and the Olympic Park and Stadium.
The Comar 5P.i window system uses trademarked Polyamide Insulated (P.i) that provides exceptional thermal performance in a market where energy efficient designs and meeting the demands of the latest building regulations are paramount. From fifteen basic Comar 5P.i profiles, all window configurations, such as casement, top swing reversible, pivot, tilt and turn and sliding can be manufactured. These windows offer outstanding weather performance and reduce heat loss through the trademark P.i thermal break ensuring low U-values so energy bills are minimised. Comar 5P.i ECO is a casement window system which includes a 55mm and 75mm option.
For the sleek modern façade, Comar 6 ladder frame curtain walling was specified. Comar 6 curtain walling is a versatile thermally efficient system designed to integrate panels and glass of different widths into the façade with special profiles to integrate opening vents and doors. The design of Comar 6 makes it ideal for complex facetted curtain walls as well as sheer glazed facades. Comar 6 offers a slim 50mm sight line with a multitude of transoms and mullions to cater for all deflection loads and grid centres.
All Comar approved fabricators are required to have the technical expertise to attend pre-site meetings and provide detailing. EAG liaised closely with the specifiers to provide design advice and detailing which ensured the project ran smoothly and met site deadlines.