The Point is a new three-storey bespoke built powered shell data centre on the Isle of Dogs. The modern design by ARC-MC Architects reflects the high-tech nature of the commercial services on offer.
Senior’s SF52 curtain wall was chosen for the striking building envelope of this landmark facility in the heart of London’s docklands. The sleek slim line aluminium frames perfectly complement the granite cladding to create a stunning glazed façade.
However, the main benefit of using Senior’s SF52 curtain wall is the system’s enhanced thermal efficiency. With Data Halls filled with technical equipment which require a controlled environment for optimum performance, it was important to choose a glazing system that could help to reduce energy usage. Installers Visual Concept Ltd. recommended the specification of Senior’s SF52 curtain walling over competitor systems to enable the scheme’s stringent targets for U-values and energy-efficiency to be met.
The established quality of Senior’s aluminium fenestration systems, which are designed and manufactured in the UK, was also an important factor.
With access to one of the elevations restricted by the River Thames, and the others by the neighbouring buildings, the location of the data centre presented numerous challenges. To ensure that the build programme remained on schedule, each phase of work and the delivery of materials was carefully coordinated. Senior Architectural Systems, Visual Concept Ltd. and Metnor Construction worked closely together to meet the scheme’s ambitious deadlines.
Visual Concept Ltd