Client: Harbour Medical Centre, Eastbourne
Architects: Studio Four, Winchester
Fabricator: HH Aluminium
Main Contractor: Construction Partnership
Project Value: £220K
System Used: Comar 5P.i, 6 (Stick) & 7
Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems, with their approved fabricator HH Aluminium Ltd, recently completed a new build Medical Centre in Eastbourne. The Sovereign Harbour area was in need of community facilities and the Harbour Medical Centre which provides 840sqm of clinical accommodation has been very well received. The contemporary design incorporates natural day lighting through the vaulted ceilings and the build exceeds the minimum requirements for low energy systems.
Comar 5Pi windows were selected for this Medical Centre. Comar 5Pi 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 5Pi profiles, all window configurations such as casement, top swing reversible, pivot, tilt and turn and sliding can be manufactured. Comar 6 stick build 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.
Comar 6 offers a slim 50mm sight line with a multitude of transoms and mullions to cater for all deflection loads and grid centres. In a busy environment, Comar 7 commercial door sets are a natural choice. Not only are they available in swing, pivot, sliding, auto-sliding and sliding folding, they have been designed specifically for public applications where high traffic solutions are required.
These entrance doors were also required to comply with the Disability & Equality Act 2010. All aluminium systems were finished in a Grey RAL 7030, polyester powder coated to BS6496.
All Comar approved fabricators are required to have the technical expertise to attend pre-site meetings and provide detailing. HH Aluminium Limited liaised closely with the specifiers to provide design advice and detailing which ensured the project ran smoothly and met site deadlines.