Manchester, UK

The gateway to Europe’s largest clinical-academic campus, Citylabs 2.0 is part of a £95m expansion to provide a laboratory and offices for QIAGEN’s Global Centre of Excellence for Precision Medicine. Kawneer was chosen as the leading curtain wall system supplier to realise the beautiful and modern aesthetic of this challenging and state-of-the-art design.

Kawneer’s AA®110 SSG (Structurally Silicone Glazed) and AA®110 curtain wall with 65mm sightlines was specified throughout, complemented by the inclusion of fritted glazing and spandrel panels. Combined with the AA®100 version on the ground floor entrance, the curtain wall almost completely wraps the £25 million development.

Installed in just 25 weeks, this large project featured unique etched glass whose striking whirl effect was designed for solar control. Together with our two aluminium curtain wall systems, the building formed a sustainable design that achieved every requirement in terms of aesthetics, thermal performance, acoustics and movement.