Belfast design-led flexible workspace refurb uses Metal Technology systems
Redefining the traditional office environment, Eagle Star House has elevated Belfast’s flexible workspace to that found in New York or London. Now operating as Urban HQ, this 32,000 sq ft building accommodates more than 500 desks and includes light-filled meeting rooms, focus rooms, phone booths and a rooftop terrace that offers spectacular views of the city.
To realise the vision of developers Magell, Like Architects and main contractor GRAHAM Group collaborated to complete a major £4.5m transformation of this iconic Belfast City Centre building.
Fabricator Fortress SEFA used the specified Metal Technology systems in the replacement façade to achieve a totally different aesthetic and a u-value of 1.5w/m2k in conjunction with solar-control glazing. The curtain walling utilised various colour finishes, face caps and silicone pointing and ribbon tilt & turn windows glazing into insulated panels in the off-street areas, assisted in providing the necessary ventilation requirements. The project is subject to BREAAM assessment.
Systems used were: System 17 Capped and System 17 Silicon Pointed Curtain Walling and from our Thermal ranges, System 5-35Hi+ Casement Windows, System 10-35Hi+ Commercial Doors and System 23 Glazed-In Louvres.