Eurofox provides support for innovative glass cladding at Tune hotel
For the finishing touch of a new top floor
in the UK’s first Tune hotel, architects
specified an innovative opaque glass
cladding system that can be produced in
any RAL colour or with digital imagery.
To hold the cladding securely in place a
cladding support system from Eurofox
Engineering was chosen.
Tune Hotels was founded by Tony
Fernandes, who runs the low-cost airline
Air Asia. There are Tune hotels all over
Malaysia and Indonesia and whilst they
don’t offer pools, spas, saunas or room
service, you do get comfortable beds,
power showers, central locations and
round the clock security. London’s Tune
Hotel features 75 rooms and 4 special
needs rooms with costs from as little as
£9 per night. It is the first of a planned 15
hotels being built across the UK over the
next 5 years.
Designed by Architects Network, the new
hotel at Westminster Bridge Road saw
the conversion of a 1960s bank building.
As part of the project, the building’s
penthouse was demolished and a new
timber structure built that extended to
the front of the building’s footprint to
provide additional space.
Project: Tune Hotel
Architect: Architects Network
Product: Chromatics RS
For the exterior of the new structure, Architects Network
specified Chromatics RS, a glass cladding system from Cladding
Solutions. This was held securely in place with Eurofox
Engineering’s MTK (Structural Adhesive) rainscreen cladding
Eurofox Engineering’s MTK (Structural Adhesive) rainscreen
cladding system offers a number of user benefits. Easy to
specify and install, it has a proven track record and when used in
conjunction with SikaTack Panel Adhesive from global building
product manufacturer Sika, provides an efficient method of
enabling the secret fix of rainscreen cladding.
The system is based around a vertically orientated MacFox
bracket and rail system and represents a complete cladding
support solution. Efficiently manufactured to project exact
specifications, the supports are easily fixed to the substrate of
a structure using pre-drilled holes, for ease of on-site application.
One part of Eurofox Engineering’s innovative range of cladding
support systems, the MTK system is specifically designed for
structurally bonded secret fix installations. At the Tune Hotel,
SikaTack Panel Adhesive was applied to the Eurofox Engineering
support system. Capable of bearing astonishing loads, this
secret fix elastic bonding agent allows cladding panels to be
attached to supports without the need for unsightly and costly
mechanical fixings. This ensured the glass cladding at the Tune
offered an uninterrupted and unspoilt appearance.
With both the Eurofox Engineering and SikaTack Panel Adhesive
systems having achieved BBA accreditation, the solution also
provides additional peace of mind.
All Eurofox Engineering systems have been designed with
specification and buildability in mind. As part of its services,
Eurofox Engineering provides a range of assistance to specifiers,
from calculating the structural requirements of the frames and
supports to providing highly detailed drawings of the optimum
setup of the system.
Now complete, the Tune Hotel is set to make its mark on London
and thanks to its new glass rainscreen facade, held securely in
place with the Eurofox Engineering systems, its new top floor
will provide the shining glory.