AluFoldDirect teams up with Italian designers to deliver £2.4m refurbishment for Krones Group
A £2.4m project to transform Bolton’s Westregen House, home to German-based Krones Group, features aluminium glazing from award-winning AluFoldDirect.
Hundreds of aluminium window units and specialist glazing – totalling more than £150,000 – were supplied for the refurbishment.
The project took 26 weeks to complete and maximised Krones’ 18,000sq ft workspace in Greater Manchester.
As part of the plan to give employees a new and inspiring work environment, AluFoldDirect provided stylish and innovative glazing solutions to open up internal spaces and create light throughout the building.
Slim, durable and secure, ALUK 58BW windows in black matt RAL 9005 were installed at Krones – a worldwide supplier to the beverage and liquid food industries.
Jack Aluminium’s TD68 Pivot Anti-panic Door, offering a safe, highly secure and cost-effective solution, and JCW Curtain Walling, which achieves excellent performance in all aspects of a building structure, were also used in the bespoke refit.
To provide the right amount of solar shading, brise-soleil panels were fixed as part of the curtain walling system to intercept strong summer sun.
Complementing these installations, the quick-fit Technic-AL Roof Lantern from AluFoldDirect was supplied to add wow factor without compromising on excellent thermal performance. Developed in-house, this beautiful roof lantern fits together neatly and quickly and is ready to seal in under 40 minutes.
Energy conservation and providing the right internal texture and colours, was paramount for Brown & Bancroft Interiors – the firm instructed by Krones to deliver the refurbishment project in 2018. As part of the design process, it commissioned AluFoldDirect to supply everything aluminium and create the specialist glazing.
Hundreds of frames and pieces of glass were used as part of the project – and AluFoldDirect split up delivery over a series of planned phases to avoid installers having to store products on site.
Krones has run its UK business from Wingates Industrial Park in Bolton for nearly 30 years but last year, the company revealed plans to invest in its working practices by making significant improvements to Westregen House.
The work has completely transformed the building into a modern, light and airy workplace for its loyal staff.
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