NVELOPE, the rainscreen cladding support systems specialist, has supplied a new £19m student housing development in Plymouth with its NV6 system including brackets and NVELOPE carriers to provide secure installation of a façade which needs to withstand tough weathering conditions.
With Plymouth thriving as a student town, more accommodation for the university was required. Built on a site that was previously the home of the Navy, Army and Air Force Institute, the Hoe Centre consists of 517 study bedrooms, management facilities, a landscaped courtyard and ground floor shops and restaurants.
The brief required a modern and innovative structure which, whilst being practical and durable, is also capable of withstanding harsh coastal environment. A crucial criterion for the project was that the cladding had to be particularly watertight. To answer this demand, Roles Broderick, the cladding contractors for the project, specified brackets from NVELOPE.
“The requirements for a long standing and reliable solution led us to specify NVELOPE products” says Carl Chapman, Area Manager London/North, Roles Broderick. “We have worked with NVELOPE for many years and are always confident that we will receive high quality products that provide a consistently flawless fabrication standard. To support this, the company also provide an excellent back up service. They are always able to promptly answer any questions to make sure everything is dealt with effectively and swiftly.”
Across three buildings and up to nine storeys high, the student accommodation complex was construction by the Leadbitter Group on behalf of Knightsbridge Student Housing Limited project. Eight thousand NVELOPE NV6 brackets connect approximately 2,500m² of Zinc cladding and 600m² of Stainless Steel façade, to the substrate which is comprises 18mm WBP Plywood and Kingspan K15 Rigid Insulation board. NVELOPE also provided a 50mm x 50mm timber carrier to cerate a cavity.
“This project has highlighted the versatility of NVELOPE products” continues Carl. “We are really pleased with the end result and will continue to work with the company in the future.”
For further information on NVELOPE Rainscreen Systems, visit www.nvelope.com or call the company direct on +44 (0)1707 333 396.