NVELOPE has supplied a new £19m student housing development in Plymouth with its NV6 system including brackets and NVELOPE carriers to provide secure installation of a façade which needs to withstand tough weathering conditions. 

Being built on a site that was previously the home of the Navy, Army and Air Force Institute, the Hoe Centre, which is due to be completed in August 2013, will consist of 517 study bedrooms, management facilities, a landscaped courtyard and ground floor shops and restaurants.

The brief required a modern and innovative structure which, whilst being practical and durable, is also capable of withstanding harsh coastal environment. A crucial criterion for the project was that the cladding had to be particularly watertight. To answer this demand, Roles Broderick, the cladding contractors for the project, specified brackets from NVELOPE.

Eight thousand NVELOPE NV6 brackets will connect approximately 2,500m² of Zinc cladding and 600m² of Stainless Steel façade, to the substrate which is composed of 18mm WBP Plywood and Kingspan K15 Rigid Insulation board. NVELOPE also provided a 50mm x 50mm timber carrier to cerate a cavity.

“The requirements for a long standing and reliable solution led us to specify NVELOPE products” says Carl Chapman, Area Manager London/North, Roles Broderick. “We have worked with NVELOPE for many years and are always confident that we will receive high quality products that provide a consistently flawless fabrication standard. To support this, the company also provide an excellent back up service. They are always able to promptly answer any questions to make sure everything is dealt with effectively and swiftly.”

“This project has highlighted the versatility of NVELOPE products” continues Carl. “We are really pleased with the end result and will continue to work with the company in the future.”

For further information on NVELOPE Rainscreen Systems, visit www.nvelope.com or call the company direct on +44 (0)1707 333 396.

For further information, please contact:

Mike Smith                                 or                     Shereen Russell

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Editors notes:

Manufactured in the UK and developed using the highest specification alloys, NVELOPE products and systems are ideal for supporting a wide variety of façade materials. The company’s range of rainscreen brackets and grid systems can be optimised for specific projects, as on this TFL installation, thanks to the expertise of its technical design support service. This ensures that NVELOPE can add real value to the design process, bringing architects and specifier’s real freedom with an almost infinite range of façade appearance and layout options.

NVELOPE support systems have achieved full BBA certification, are safe and manufactured under the ISO 9001 quality management system.