We were delighted to play an important role in the manufacture and installation of architectural glazing systems by leading UK extruders Kawneer UK on the world’s first Passivhaus leisure centre.
We manufactured and installed the systems – two types of curtain walling, three types of doors, windows and brise soleil – for main contractor Kier, working at St Sidwell’s Point in Exeter.
The 4,850m2 project will replace an ageing swimming pool, that was deemed difficult and costly to upgrade, with an eight-lane national/county-standard pool and four-lane learner pool, both with movable floors, together with dry sports facilities including a 150-station gym, café and crèche, and health and spa amenities.
Benefits of the Passivhaus design include a 70% saving on energy costs when compared to a current good practice pool, a 50% reduction in water use, outstanding internal water and air quality, excellent daylight levels and lower maintenance costs due to a high-quality building fabric.
Step up Kawneer’s Passivhaus-certified AA®100 capped curtain walling, which will be used around the building envelope and some locations internally, and RT®82HI windows which feature exceptional levels of thermal performance and airtightness, partly due to larger-than-normal thermal breaks.
We were delighted to manufacture and install these Passivhaus-certified products alongside Kawneer’s AA®100FR and AA®720FR fire-rated curtain walling and doors as internal screens, AA®190TB external entrance doors, AA®720 standard and AA®720Hi doors internally and externally, and AA®130 brise soleil.