A new angle for Nando’s
ALUK rose to the challenge when a new Nando’s restaurant and EE store required diagonally shaped curtain walling, leaning outward and without a regular pane of glass or panelling apart from the doors on the Orbital Shopping Park in Swindon.
Installed by WD Group for main contractors RG Carter, the curtain walling was an integral part of architects Stride Treglown’s vision for the structure, which also features a flying roof. It features AluK SL52 flexible capped curtain walling system throughout, with an entrance door fabricated using the suited GT55TB door system.
The diagonal design and irregular angles meant that AluK had to create a solution with multiple transom and mullion sections which was cost effective while still being true to the aesthetic and meeting the static considerations and performance requirements laid out.
The company says the biggest issue was designing out the drainage and connections of the system, which its technical team achieved by working alongside the architects in a 3D environment from an early stage.
To maintain the consistency of the design, AluK also used its pressure plate and cover cap within the roof soffits, using a bespoke clamp fitted through the cladding system.