Located in Glasgow Green, the city’s oldest public park, the £5.5million facility has been constructed for use in the upcoming 2014 Commonwealth Games. After the Commonwealth Games have concluded the world-class sporting facility will become the headquarters for Scottish Hockey and will be used by schools in the Glasgow area for competitions and training.
Our initial contact with the architect was back in August 2011 and after successfully securing the project we priced four different cladding contractors, with Procladd successfully securing the order. The Wallplanks were then manufactured in-house at our Glasgow facility utilising our CNC turret punch before being delivered to site for installation.
Wallplank is a fully drained and ventilated façade which forms the external aesthetic element of a multi-layer wall. The support grid used for the Wallplank system is also manufactured by CGL, and utilises extruded aluminium which offers variety of zone widths and excellent adjustability. This system also allows air movement at the bottom and the top of the elevation ensuring air movement in the cavity between the panel and the inner wall.
In addition to supplying Wallplank cladding, CGL also supplied its RainPulse guttering system to the Glasgow Hockey Centre. The RainPulse outlet is specially designed to maximise the efficiency of moving rainwater from the gutter into the downpipe, achieved by removing the vortex action created by air entering the downpipe during heavy rainfall.
We are proud to be involved in helping Glasgow prepare for G2014, and we’re very much looking forward to the games!
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