UCLAN Student Centre, Preston

Sector: Education
Products: Steel Glazing Systems


Bowmer + Kirkland North West


Hawkins Brown

The University of Central Lancashires new Student Centre Building was a project we completed in 2020, for our construction partners, Bowmer & Kirkland North West.

Henshaw were responsible for all external glazed elements on the building.

Our project scope included various different systems for example:

  • Aluminium curtain walling
  • Aluminium Windows
  • Manual and controlled access doors
  • Revolving doors
  • Steel Fire rated curtain walling
  • Steel Fire rated doors
However the product that gained most attention on this project was the Steel Jansen Viss Ixtra curtain walling……

Hawkins Brown's vision for the south elevation, was for a 14m high colonnade façade, which would embrace the university square.

The curtain wall screen is facetted and saw toothed on plan and is over 70m long, each of the 43 full height 14m single span steel mullions weigh over a tonne.

At time of writing this is the largest, single span, continuous, curtain wall facade in the UK.


Project Drone Footage

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