The Spark, Newcastle

Sector: Commercial
Products: Stick Curtain wall & Façades


Sir Robert McAlpine


Ryder Architecture

Henshaw designed, manufactured and installed this impressive full wrap around façade at the Newcastle Helix location.

The build generated 105,906 sqft area over 11 floors of Grade A office space.

Henshaw, along with our supply chain partners, utilised the Schueco FWS60 capped curtain walling with extended facecaps, FWS60 SG curtain walling, AWS70HI windows and ADS65HD door systems, Jansen Viss pivots door, extruded interlocking plank cladding and SFS, bespoke anodised extruded box features to the gable ends and aluminium cladding to encase the structure.

The project had a number of challenging elements to resolve including the support of the gable features, accommodating the structural movement figures and meeting the thermal criteria.

The double glazed units on the project incorporated heat strengthened laminated solar control outer panes for the purposes of CIRIA, flatness and to achieve the solar gain and u-value requirements.