Category Archives: Architectural Gratings

Donegal Garda – Architectural Grating Screen

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Terra-34 Architectural Grating used as facade for new extension at Donegal Garda Station The new extension for the Donegal Garda is a prominent feature utilising materials that respond to its topology and enhance the building’s civic presence in the town. The dark coloured brick plinth of the semi-basement grounds the building while the upper floors [...]

Hilton Hotel London Tower Bridge – plant housing on rooftop

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Feature open mesh grating for plant housing at Hilton Hotel rooftop bar Lang+Fulton supplied the bespoke cladding of open mesh grating for the roof terrace of the Hilton London Tower Bridge Hotel. The terrace is an important asset for the hotel providing the SkyLounge  rooftop bar with an outside seating area and sweeping views over [...]

Fuggles Pocket – Corten Louvres

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Corten Louvres used as Cladding and Brise Soleil at Residential Property The National Policy Planning Framework occasionally approves applications for the building of homes within rural areas which display exceptional design. Fuggles Pocket in Worcestershire met the criteria of a positive aesthetic, by referencing the local Hop kilns, and by emphasizing the use of materials [...]

Britannia Leisure Centre – anti-climb grating screen crowns exterior facade

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Britannia Leisure Centre - anti-climb grating crowns exterior elevations surrounding rooftop MUGA Britannia Leisure Centre is a new multi-sport community complex in Hackney. A key driver for the client was that the building should have a compact footprint. This was achieved by stacking the facilities, creating a rooftop MUGA with tennis courts and 5-a-side football [...]

St James Quarter – STEREO-KINETIC® Wall facade

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Panels of STEREO-KINETIC® Wall highlight north facade at St James Quarter  St James Quarter is one of the UK’s most significant regeneration projects creating a retail-led, lifestyle district in Edinburgh incorporating leisure venues, hotel, housing, public spaces and shops. Edinburgh city centre is a World Heritage site and the north-east elevation of the development commands [...]

St James Quarter car park – Security Screens

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St James Quarter car park – Security Screens St James Quarter is one of the UK’s most significant regeneration projects creating a new retail-led, lifestyle district in Edinburgh which incorporates leisure venues, hotel accommodation, private apartments, public spaces and shops. The £1 billion scheme included 1,600 of underground parking spaces. Grating panels were used within [...]

Ashton Old Baths – Corten for Data Centre Compound

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Corten Steel for Compound at Ashton Old Baths Data Centre Built in 1870, Ashton Old Baths is a Grade II listed building. Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council saw its planned transformation into a business hub and data centre as an original idea for heritage sites which could be transferred to many other 'at risk' buildings. The [...]

Rochdale Riverside – STEREO-KINETIC® Wall

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Rochdale Riverside as a major shopping centre The vision for Rochdale Riverside was to provide a revitalised and vibrant town centre incorporating a contemporary architectural form and material palette. In this way it was hoped that it would create a destination experience and re-establish Rochdale as a major shopping centre. The impact of the STEREO-KINETIC® [...]

BMW UK: green wall MSCP screen

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BMW UK’s car park at Farnborough, green wall MSCP screen A large scale screen at BMW UK’s car park at Farnborough has created a framework for green wall planting. In order to achieve planning approval, the project architect suggested the concept of a steel grating trellis to support climbing plants and effectively hide the building. [...]

Piazza-132: Corten Steel Grating

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Piazza-132: Grating manufactured from Corten steel. Open mesh gratings are now available as a bespoke product manufactured from Corten steel. With its characteristic weathered look and rusty orange colouring it provides a unique, earthy aesthetic which ties a building to its surroundings. The Corten range is made from an electrofused grating with a vertical flat [...]

Manchester Airport

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Investment programme at Manchester Airport A huge investment programme at Manchester Airport of over £1 billion aims to transform the experience for passengers and airlines and has included the provision of a new multi-storey car park. Car parking capacity at the airport had not kept pace with the growth in passenger numbers and the new [...]

STEREO-KINETIC® Wall Cladding at Festival Place

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Kinetic Wall Cladding at Festival Place in Basingstoke Festival Place in Basingstoke is one of the UK’s top 20 shopping destinations with over 200 stores and restaurants and a vibrant social hub at the heart of the town. The 102,000m² center was acquired by AEW in December 2015 with a vision to modernize and create [...]

Here East – soffit and fascia panels

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Soffit and Fascia Panels for Here East at former Olympic Broadcast Centre The former Olympic Broadcast Centre at Here East in Stratford has been transformed into a 1.2 million square foot technical, digital and creative centre, including facilities for UCL, BT Sport, Loughborough University and Hackney Community College. Lang+Fulton’s Stretto-11 grating has been used throughout the [...]

Sainsbury’s, Redhill

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Decorative cladding at Sainsbury's new Redhill superstore using a contrasting louvre and open mesh grating The regeneration of the Warwick Quadrant in Redhill has provided an 80,000 sq ft Sainsbury's superstore, 68-bed Travelodge hotel and a fitness centre. Alongside the new store, two levels of car park deck were constructed over the supermarket, significantly increasing [...]

Soffit panels for Crossrail at Abbey Wood Station

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Crossrail South East Section: Abbey Wood Station Crossrail’s new station at Abbey Wood has been built over the railway tracks where the Elizabeth line terminates.  From above, the building is shaped like a manta ray, its ‘wings’ extending into canopies sheltering staircases either side which swoop down to platform level below. The soffit panels for the staircases [...]

Pioneer Square

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Pioneer Square, Bicester in Oxfordshire Pioneer Square is a mixed use retail and leisure development in the the heart of Bicester in Oxfordshire, anchored by a Sainsbury’s superstore and including a 7-screen cinema, offices, library and hotel. As a regeneration project within the city centre, it included a 526 space car park over two levels. Lang+Fulton [...]

St Mary Magdalene School

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St Mary Magdalene School in London The £45 million new St Mary Magdalene School in London will replace two schools located over four sites in Greenwich and Woolwich and accommodate up to 1,646 children. It is proposed that the building will also act as a community hub, with the school and sports facilities being available for local residents. [...]

Carlton House – balcony balustrades

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Carlton House, Ilford East London Carlton House is a new-build development of affordable homes at 501 High Road, Ilford in the London Borough of Redbridge. In addition to a mix of 90 studios and apartments, it will include a cultural and banqueting facility which, it is hoped, will serve as a catalyst in the regeneration of the [...]

Challander Court, Bristol

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Challander Court Northern fringes of Bristol Emmett Russell Architects has designed social housing on several infill sites on the Northern fringes of Bristol to Passivhaus standard, achieving thermal comfort solely by post-heating or post-cooling of the fresh air mass. The projects address the demand for smaller housing units. The key architectural challenge was to make [...]

Broadcast Centre: bike store

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Broadcast Centre: Bike Store Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park During the design of the London 2012 Olympic venues, material efficiency measures were adopted in the building design. This strategy in terms of use of materials has been continued during the development of Here East within the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, favouring natural materials with a high recycle potential. [...]

Free-Standing Planting Trellis

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Free-Standing Planting Trellis at Farnborough Lang+Fulton products have been used to created large scale planting screens at Heathrow for LHR Airports and at Farnborough, BMW Group's Sales and Financial Services offices in the UK. Heathrow The Heathrow Employment & Skills Academy supports new jobs and apprenticeships within the aviation industry and is home to a [...]

The Boat House Bristol

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DeltaWing-70 for The Boat House Bristol The Boat House apartments and the refurbishment of the historic Purifier House, a Grade ll Listed building which was an old gasworks, form part of the redevelopment of Bristol Harbour. Sunscreen panels were incorporated into the Boat House design to reduce the potential solar gain from the glazed frontage at [...]

New Covent Garden MSCP – Grating for Green Wall Facade

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Grating Panels for facade at New Covent Garden designed to create Green Wall The refurbishment of the car park was one of the first steps in the regeneration of New Covent Garden Market; a project which is projected to take 10 years at a cost of £2 billion. Appropriately for a flower and fruit market, [...]

Great Portland Street

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Great Portland Street in central London 78/92 Great Portland Street consists of a group of mixed period buildings; numbers 78/82, built in the early 1900’s, are Grade II listed. The entire block is under redevelopment by Great Portland Estates to provide 23,000 sq ft of residential flats, 11,000 sq ft of retail units and 18,000 sq ft [...]

Rochester Station: Quattro-33

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Ceiling panels and barrier fencing at Rochester Station Soffit Panels An important element in the construction of Rochester’s new railway station is the pedestrian underpass, which links the historic town centre to the riverside. Soffit panels for the ceilings were used both internally and externally to clad the concrete underpass and provide a decorative finish. [...]

bet365

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bet365 HQ - Bin & Bike Stores In 2000 bet365 was founded in a portakabin in Stoke on Trent. It has grown to become one of the world's leading online gambling companies with over 19 million customers in almost two hundred countries. This success has seen the Company move to a new Data Centre and [...]

Dakota Hotel

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Dakota Hotel in Glasgow Dakota Hotels were conceived and developed with design as a founding element of the brand. The company's latest venture is a new luxury sub-brand for city centre locations; Dakota Deluxe have opened in Glasgow and Leeds with plans for further expansion throughout the UK. Dakota Glasgow is a remarkable conversion of a redundant [...]

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham in United Kingdom. With over 1,000 beds, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham is one of the largest single-site NHS hospitals in the United Kingdom. The hospital was designed by BDP Architects with construction over an eight year period by Balfour Beatty. Within the site there is provision for the parking of [...]

BBC Scotland car park

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BBC Scotland car park Pacific Quay in Glasgow Lang+Fulton worked closely with Keppie Design to provide the perimeter security and car park screening for BBC Scotland's HQ. The impressive building benefits from a river front location at Pacific Quay in Glasgow, an old dockland area impressively regenerated with museums and hotels. Framed panels of Stereo-4 grating were [...]

Portavadie Marina Resort

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Portavadie Marina Resort North Sea oil industry. Portavadie Marina Resort has been developed on the derelict brown-field site of a failed initiative in the 1970’s to build concrete platforms for the North Sea oil industry. Its popularity as a leading tourist destination with outstanding views over Loch Fyne towards the Isle of Arran belies its past. A [...]

Silverburn Shopping Centre

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Multi-storey Car Park at Silverburn Shopping Centre, Glasgow Silverburn is a new 100,000m2 shopping centre, anchored by Tesco, Next and Marks & Spencer which is located in the Pollock area of Glasgow. The £350m development was designed by BDP and received a BCSC Gold Award. BCSC Gold Awards recognise standards of excellence within the retail [...]

Here East: ceiling panels

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BT Sport at Here East The transformation of the former Olympic Broadcast Centre at Here East is now almost complete. The vision is to create a 1.2 million square foot technical, digital and creative centre in East London alongside new facilities for UCL, Loughborough University, BT Sport and Hackney Community College. Lang+Fulton’s Stretto-11 has been extensively used [...]

The Hydro Arena

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The SSE Hydro biggest performance arena The Hydro Arena is the biggest performance arena ever designed by Foster + Partners. The dramatic structure takes the form of a skewed dome, spanning 120 metres, with external walls clad in translucent air-filled ETFE cushions that can create a dazzling illuminated facade. Lang+Fulton have now supplied an original [...]

The Centre MSCP Livingston

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The Centre MSCP Livingston in Scotland. Livingston boasts one of the largest indoor shopping and leisure complexes in Scotland. After major refurbishment and development The Centre was recently reopened as a contemporary-styled, modern complex, accommodating over 155 retail units occupying 1 million sq ft. As part of the redevelopment, a new 3-storey car park was [...]

Ocean Terminal

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Ocean Terminal shopping centre in Edinburgh The Ocean Terminal shopping centre in Edinburgh has received a radical makeover with a kinetic façade, as part of a major investment to increase footfall by introducing an outstanding aesthetic to enhance the visitor experience. The new STEREO-KINETIC® Wall frontage unifies smaller units which have been combined to create [...]

Lee Valley White Water Centre

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Lee Valley White Water Centre at Waltham Cross The £31 million Lee Valley White Water Centre at Waltham Cross was constructed as the venue for the canoe slalom events of the London Olympic Games, where the GB Team won a silver and gold medal. It is now a very successful visitor attraction as well as [...]

Marischal College

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Marischal College, Aberdeen Marischal College is situated in the historic city centre of Aberdeen. The City Council have leased and fully redeveloped and refurbished the Grade A listed building from the University for use as office space. A new 4-storey car park was required to service the new office accommodation. It was important that this [...]

The Rock Shopping Centre, Bury

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Lang+Fulton supplied 300 sq/m of custom-sized panels and 20 sets of doors to secure and ventilate the street-front elevations of the electricity sub-stations. These were made to fit the structural openings with concealed ancillary steelwork. Italia-100 steel louvred material was chosen for its vandal-resistant properties and was also impenetrable to any abuse from a foreign object.

Dunfermline High School

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Dunfermline High School in Scotland Dunfermline High School has a historic past. In 1128, when Dunfermline was the capital of Scotland, King David I endowed a school as part of Dunfermline Abbey. It was formally founded as a separate institution in 1468. During the reformation the original buildings were destroyed but reconstructed by Queen Anne [...]

Jaguar Land Rover

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Jaguar Land Rover - Perimeter Fence Jaguar Land Rover's new £500 million engine manufacturing facility at the i54 business park is situated close to the M54 motorway outside Wolverhampton. The new plant, which is the size of 14 football pitches, is JLR's largest investment for in-house engine design and manufacturing in a generation. It will [...]

St Mathews Estate Brixton

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St Mathews Estate Brixton - Six Bin Stores St Mathews Estate in Brixton received £620,000 from Lambeth Council for the improvement of its green space. Julia Hilton of Green Dreams Landscape Architects took the scheme from a consultative stage with local residents to completion, working in collaboration with Anna French Landscape and Tom Roberts Associates. [...]

Tranent School – bin stores

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Tranent School, East Lothian A new £9.6 million Primary School in Tranent, East Lothian was opened in 2008 by the Scottish Secretary for Education, who praised the school as "an excellent example of the work that can be done in easing demands on the environment". The architectural brief for the design and construction demanded the [...]

The Hydro

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The Hydro - Micro-34 architectural grating With a capacity of 12,000 seating and 13,000 standing, The SSE Hydro is the biggest performance arena ever designed by Foster+Partners. The £125m concert venue is part of a wave of post-industrial regeneration along the once neglected Clyde waterfront in Glasgow. The dramatic structure takes the form of a [...]

Benyon Wharf, Hackney

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Benyon Wharf, Hackney - Micro-34 Benyon Wharf, adjacent to the Regents Canal Basin in London, is a high density, mixed-use, regeneration scheme for a private developer. The site was formerly a timber yard and the brief was to maximise site value without compromising quality. The new apartments were grouped around a private courtyard with views [...]

661 London Road

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661 London Road - Italia-80 steel louvred panels 661 London Road was designed by award-winning architects Munkenbeck & Marshall. The apartments are arranged over two buildings connected by glass links to three communal roof terraces with views across London. The stylish, contemporary landscaping was designed by Philip Cave Associates with a  strong, flowing scheme of [...]

The Gallery Cambridge

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The Gallery Cambridge - Balcony Balustrade The Gallery is a stylish collection of apartments and penthouses close to Cambridge city centre. The Taylor Wimpey development was designed with a mixture of retro and contemporary chic to appeal to younger buyers. Lang+Fulton was asked to supply 148 framed panels for the balcony balustrade. Terra-34 with a [...]

Residential Development

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Residential Development - Pressure-Locked Louvre A pressure-locked louvre was used extensively to provide architectural detail at a private high-end housing development of four semi-detached units. The versatility of the DeltaBox-70 panels had the advantage of combining variety  of function with continuity of design. as brise soleil screen to the front elevation enclosing a small cantilevered balcony as structural [...]

Plant Trellis

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Plant Trellis - Green Park Station Green Park Station provides access to the Jubilee, Piccadilly and Victoria Lines. The station was included in Transport for London’s strategy on accessibility published in 2012. The £60 million refurbishment to achieve step-free access included a copper canopy, a Portland stone entrance with artwork by John Maine RA, and [...]

St Albans School

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Sports Pavilion at St Albans Acanthus Clews Architects were appointed to design a replacement Sports Pavilion at St Albans High School for Girls, when the original building was lost to an arson attack. The new facility was officially opened by Sally Gunnell OBE, Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European Gold medallist. The new building is partially [...]

Bradfield College Greek Theatre: DemiAlto-55×110/50×5

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Bradfield College Greek Theatre: DemiAlto-55×110/50×5 Open mesh steel balustrades, walkways, stairs and an agora now provide a safe and spectacular descent into the arena as part of an ambitious restoration project of the 1890 amphitheatre at Bradfield College. The theatre performs triennial Greek plays and celebrated its re-opening with a gala performance of Antigone in [...]

STEREO-KINETIC® Wall Facade – Olympia Dundee

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Olympia Car Park : STEREO-KINETIC® Facade Olympia Dundee A massive, continuously moving, kinetic artwork partially covers the East facade of the five-story Olympia car park in Dundee. The design, which incorporates hundreds of freely-moving stainless steel tiles, is said to create the impression of waves blowing over a metallic field of grass. Gusts of wind [...]

Manchester University Multi-Storey Car Park

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Stereo 3 Panels in Manchester University - Grating Panels Stereo 3 panels of open mesh grating were used to clad the four sides of a multi-storey car park for Manchester University.  The panels with a 63x132mm mesh were fixed to the concrete structure, providing light and ventilation, and to secure the openings within the prominent [...]

Ikea Coventry

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Ventilation Screens by Lang+Fulton - Ikea Coventry The architectural philosophy of Ikea reflects its Scandinavian origins and is expressed as ‘effective and honest use of materials combined with simple and careful detailing’. The new store at Coventry was built using environmentally sustainable building materials. As the first city centre store, it also provides contained parking [...]