Alumasc Skyline Fascia & Soffit system has made a significant contribution to the design of Kingswood Locality Hub, which forms part of the Kingswood Civic Centre redevelopment in South Gloucestershire.
The striking Kingswood Locality Hub forms a new three-storey regional centre for Children and Young Person’s services for South Gloucestershire Council, designed by Alec French Architects and Integral Engineering Design. The redevelopment was carried out by Wates Construction resulting in an exemplar sustainable project in line with the Council’s Carbon Reduction Commitment. The project has since received a National Innovation Award nomination from the British Council for Offices (BCO) and was also shortlisted for Best Community Building in the LABC 2012 Building Excellence Awards.
Alumasc’s Skyline Fascia Soffit System was supplied in Basalt Grey, to the Locality Hub and the roofed areas adjoining The Hub to the Civic Centre. The bespoke system was designed by Alumasc in conjunction with Alec French Architects, incorporating 25 different flashings and trims, interfacing with each other to suit various orientations. Alumasc worked with the designers and installers OHS of Bristol, to ensure that the fittings provided a smooth, uninterrupted interface with the timber cladding and feature oriel windows. Alumasc also supplied rainwater goods on adjacent buildings.
Skyline Fascia & Soffit system components give architects great scope in design and specification, for traditional and contemporary projects, whilst providing contractors with simple, well proven fixing methods and concealed bracketry to ensure speed and economy of installation.
Skyline is available in four generic fascia configurations, manufactured in BBA approved polyester powder coated aluminium. Available in any standard RAL colour, it offers a virtually maintenance-free installation for the lifetime of a building.With immediate effect, standard ‘made to order’ items such as Skyline flashings and copings with simple design requirements are available within 10 working days rather than the previous 25. More complex designs and fixtures requiring special manufacture can also be turned around quickly - lead times will be confirmed on request.