Project: Rainscreen Cladding for University Building
Client: University of Sussex
Contractor: Main: Morgan Sindell Sub: Hathaway
Products: Rainscreen Cladding, Secret Fix Cassette Eaves System
Rainscreen Cladding and Secret Fix Cassette Eaves System from Bailey have been used to create a long lasting building façade on the new £10 million Fulton building at the University of Sussex.
Rainscreen cladding is a unique method of cladding or over-cladding a building to provide weather protection for the building fabric and structure as well as offering clean easy to maintain finish. Renowned for their ability to create a completely flat surface, rainscreen cladding systems are increasingly used on prestigious new build projects such as Fulton Building where guaranteed long-term performance and the aesthetics of the building façade are of paramount importance.
Bailey deep, horizontal soffits combined with louvred panels were installed internally as a feature of the main concourse as well as being used to create an external feature canopy. Bailey Cassette system was specified to ensure flat soffits without visible fixings or quilting.
The University of Sussex educates over 10,000 students. The new £10 million Fulton building provides 3,000 square meters of teaching space across three floors. The building has been designed to minimise impact on the environment, with concrete floors acting as heat sinks and a natural ventilation system comprising of 24 roof-mounted extract terminals with cross talk attenuators to prevent noise transmission between classrooms and boost fans for extreme summer conditions.
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