National Graphene Institute wins top industry award

Date: 9 July 2015
Source: Lakesmere Group
As one of the company’s most technically challenging façade contracts to date, the Lakesmere Group is delighted that its work on the ground-breaking National Graphene Institute in Manchester has been recognised with a win at the Schueco Excellence Awards for Design & Innovation 2015.

The award scheme, which is organised in association with the leading architectural magazine RIBA Journal, aims to recognise and celebrate the architects, fabricators and subcontractors that Schueco has collaborated with in developing and realising Schueco facades, window and door systems for successful buildings.

The Lakesmere Group’s work on the spectacular National Graphene Institute took home the top prize in the specialist contractor category. Commissioned by the University of Manchester and designed by leading architects Jestico + Whiles, the glass fronted new £61m state of the art research facility will play a pioneering role in the understanding of graphene which is being heralded as the world’s thinnest, strongest and most conductive material.

The unusual envelope design of the building includes an ‘inner skin’ that has been created using a metallic silver cladding panel system with Schueco AWS60 window and Schueco FW 50+ structural glazing systems. The glazing systems were designed, engineered, fabricated and installed by McMullen Facades, the Lakesmere Group’s specialist facades division.

Wrapping around this inner envelope is a striking polished black stainless steel perforated cladding package which provides a ‘veil’ to unite the two structures and which features a visual representation of the equations relating to the properties and performance of graphene. Lakesmere was appointed to deliver the striking envelope package by main contractor BAM Construction (North West).

600450 National Graphene Institute wins top industry award
Date: 9 July 2015
Source: Lakesmere Group

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