North West Kent College, Gravesend

“Planar” Glazed Walkway Canopy

Project: North West Kent College
Principal Contractor: Bam Construction
Value: £120,000
Product: “Planar” glazed walkway canopy
Size: 58 metres long x 2.8 metres wide
Programme: 15 weeks

An attractive curved link walkway canopy at the heart of a new campus development was installed to provide weather protection to students when travelling between the college buildings. This clean architectural design utilises a continuous eaves beam, maximises column centres whilst keeping steel sections to a minimum and benefits from a modular glass layout, which reflects the contemporary colours and textures of the surrounding finishes.

  • Galvanized mild steel CHS eaves beams and columns
  • Galvanized mild steel RHS glazing bars
  • 10mm thick heat-soaked toughened glass
  • Stainless steel glazing boss
  • Polyester powder coated top finish
  • Aesthetically pleasing tubular design
  • Under-slung ‘planar’ glazing detail
  • Chamfered glazing bosses c/w neoprene isolator washers and countersunk fixing pins
  • Curved in plan to match landscaping and civils work and stepped to incorporate DDA access ramp
  • Polished edges to facetted glass roof panes
  • Professionally applied ‘Dow Corning’ sealant to all glazing joints

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