Fieger have provided their FLM single-glazed louvre vents for 8 First Street in Manchester, a 2 million square feet development between the Creative Hub and the University of Manchester.
The design by Fletcher Priest Architects includes flexible workspaces, cafes, restaurants, and a gym.
FLM single-glazed louvre vents comprise 12.76 laminated glass blades and a fixed louvre, barrier load tested to BS 6180: 2011.
Directly beneath the fixed blade set at 1100mm from floor level, are three controllable louvres, which are limited to a 100mm opening gap, in accordance with Approved Document K.
A total of 16 louvre windows were supplied, extending to heights of 6.8 and 7.9 metres.
The arrangement of the vents was tailored to meet the Fletcher Priest requirement to create an unbroken louvre appearance over the double height section.
Vent framework was powder coated to RAL 9004 Signal Black to give a matt finish matching the surrounding curtain walling.
As well as the aesthetic, using glazed louvres to the winter gardens also provides a degree of protection against adverse weather, and enables the release of hot air during summer.
The vents could also be used to maintain clear escape ways in an emergency by allowing smoke to be dispersed, the model has been tested to EN 12101-2.
View Fieger Louvre Window – Type FLM SmoTec (NSHEV) Product Entry