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ACO New Street

ACO Technologies plc

Birmingham’s New Street station is used by more than 170,000 passengers per day. The £750-million transformation of the station took five years to complete and involved the creation of an iconic new atrium for the passenger concourse, improved platforms, new entrances and a range of facilities including the ‘Grand Central’ shopping area. ACO Building Drainage designed a bespoke radial channel solution with 6mm uniformed joints which matched the channel covers provided by ACO. The team also designed an outlet for the channels, enabling them to deal with the deep slab design and technical practicalities of the site.

ACO brings it’s art to the Tate Modern

ACO Technologies plc

Iconic additions to the London skyline have become a regular occurrence in recent years. However, blending the eye-catching with the elegant is a fine line that can easily be exceeded. If the building in question happens to be the world’s most-visited modern art museum, then there is no room for error.

ACO StormBrixx plays its part in new Academy’s SuDS design for exceedance

ACO Technologies plc

ACO Water Management’s StormBrixx system has been utilised as part of an exemplar SuDS design for exceedance. ACO worked closely with the project engineers for Telford Co-Operative Academy, to develop a multi-functional solution able to manage a 1:100 year event plus an uplift of 30% for climate change - equating to around 1000m3 of surface water. The Telford Co-Operative Academy’s main building, all weather sports field and car park form three substantial drainage elements, which threw up a number of challenges for Telford and Wrekin Council and the project contractor Shepherd Construction

ACO MultiDrain MD Brickslot and Modular 125+ provide an integrated water management solution

ACO Technologies plc

ACO solutions utilised around the Blavatnik School of Government façade, entrances and site perimeter. Since its official opening in 2015, the Blavatnik School of Government building at the University of Oxford has been awarded a succession of distinguished ‘New Building’ architectural accolades, including the RIBA South Award and the Oxford Preservation Trust Award. ACO provided integral drainage systems to sympathetically complement its character.

ACO MonoDrain drives high quality drainage solution for regeneration project

ACO Technologies plc

In 2018, Corby town centre was in need of renovation. With more council planners calling for sustainable, urban developments, it became clear that the town’s Market Walk Shopping Centre needed to be updated, both functionally and aesthetically. Midlands-based O’Brien Contractors were tasked with transforming Market Walk’s outdated multi-story carpark on Market Walk into a flexible, functional and long-lasting alternative.

Sustainable services - Gloucester Gateway

ACO Technologies plc

The Gloucester Gateway M5 motorway services created a new sustainable standard in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The structures are built into the undulating hills softened with organic forms and green roofs. An ambitious landscaping solution required ACO to create a Sustainable Drainage System controlling rainwater run-off, while providing a high-quality habitat for wildlife to flourish.

Gold Star of Silver How

ACO Technologies plc

Developing a house worthy of the prestigious RIBA House of the Year shortlist is no mean feat. It requires every intricate detail to be well thought through, from the choice of tile to the drainage infrastructure. When a team of award-winning architects required a discrete drainage solution that would support the bold, seamless transition from the inside of a home to the outside, it turned to ACO Water Management for support.

BBC Helios

ACO Technologies plc

Helios, the sun god of Greek mythology, is a three-metre high gilded bronze statue designed by renowned artist TB Huxley-Jones as the centre piece of the old BBC Television Centre courtyard. As part of the redevelopment of the iconic BBC Television Centre, civil engineers Arup required an engineered drainage solution for the courtyard surrounding the Helios statue and fountain.

A Fitting Campus for the 21st Century

ACO Technologies plc

Identified by Experian as one of the leading business hubs in Britain, Northampton has seen a flurry of investment in recent years. Perhaps its most bold – and significant – investment is the development of the University of Northampton’s £330m purpose-built Waterside campus, which has seen the relocation and integration of its two main sites into one state-of-the-art centre of learning.

Delivering elegance through biophilic design

ACO Technologies plc

Tasked with designing a residential extension that blurred the distinction between inside and out, One-World Design embraced the challenge to deliver a multi-award-winning project in the heart of Wandsworth. Here, we take a look at how biophilic design and using rainwater as part of the solution resulted in a visually-striking home extension.

Seven Acres, Cambridge

Wienerberger Ltd

The Seven Acres residential project in the UK, which was constructed in Wienerberger’s Marziale brick, garnered a whole series of awards before it was even completed. The prizes recognized not only the architecture, but also the concept of sustainability applied in the 128 newly constructed homes.

Australian National Archives, ACT

Fairview Architectural

The Australian National Archives is located within Canberra ACT, Fairview products were used as both exterior cladding and interior lining on the National Archives of Australia’s new preservation and storage facility. The building includes enough shelving to stretch approximately 115kms and is expected to house around 10 million Commonwealth records.Builder: Doma Constructions, Architect: May & Russell Architects

Acre Mills Hospital, Huddersfield

Bushboard Washroom Systems Ltd

Bushboard’s HBN 00-10 Part C compliant healthcare units were specified at Acre Mills, meeting the brief set by Huddersfield and Calderdale NHS Trust. Chris Race, Project Architect explained, ‘The Trust visited the Bushboard factory to see the construction methods, products and to inspect the workmanship, the Trust was very happy with the product.’ Healthcare sanitary assemblies were specified as ready plumbed modules (RPM), meaning all healthcare units have sanitaryware and brassware pre-fitted. Chris was keen to use Bushboard’s RPM for the speed of on-site installation and quality of workmanship.

IKO Permaphalt - Act of Faith

SIG Design & Technology

When Westminster Cathedral’s roof was first asphalted back in 1903, it would have utilised naturally occurring asphalt deposits dug up from an overseas lake. These days, things are done a little differently. Instead, IKO’s Permaphalt – a polymer modified mastic asphalt – was specified for the extensive reroofing of the Cathedral by Architect, Michael Drury from St Ann’s Gate Architects. “Asphalt had worked well for the Cathedral in the past and there was no reason why it shouldn’t again,” he said, adding the new roofing’s 25 year guarantee clinched the decision for a like-for-like replacement.

ACS International School

DYNAMIK Sport

ACS International Schools educate over 3,300 students across four sites. Firm believers that sport plays a huge part in personal character building going far beyond physical development, the school decided to invest in the best flooring system. Basketball and Volleyball are key activities within the new sports hall so in addition to two match basketball and three match volleyball courts there is a “show court” for both with seating for 400 spectators. The ideal DYNAMIK Helsinki sports floor system fully supports bleacher seating and the DYNAMIK Athen sports floor system was selected for the Dance Studio.

Polyflor flooring chosen for prestigious Acre Mill Outpatients healthcare development

Polyflor Ltd

A variety of Polyflor’s vinyl flooring has been installed extensively across a major redevelopment and conservation project at the Acre Mills Outpatient facility, a Grade II listed former wire mill building in Huddersfield. The newly renovated Acre Mill facility was designed by Jefferson Sheard Architects in Sheffield. Over 3300 m² of Polyflor sheet vinyl flooring from the Forest fx, Pearlazzo, Verona, Hydro Evolve and Finesse SD collections was installed by flooring contractors CMC Flooring of St Helens throughout Acre Mill, providing efficient and attractive floorcoverings for various interior environments with different demands and requirements.

Expona Flow is a class act at Reigate Grammar School

Polyflor Ltd

Beautiful wood effect vinyl flooring from Polyflor’s Expona Flow range was selected to refresh the look of a school hall at Reigate Grammar School in Surrey. 400 m² of Expona Flow sheet vinyl flooring was installed by Brampton Flooring for the school hall refurbishment. The warm and inviting Blond Oak design, which authentically replicates the natural beauty of timber planks, was chosen to enhance the large, bright space of the hall. Specified by Julian Sawyers of J S Surveying Associates, this classic light oak design was ideal for the multi-purpose space.

ACS International School Cobham - Retractable and Removable Seating

Audience Systems Ltd

Audience Systems worked with performance specialists Drama by Design to create this beautiful performance space. Retractable and removable seating combine for maximum flexibility; on the balconies, swivelling seats make for optimum sightlines whatever the theatre layout. John Baddeley, Theatre Technician commented, “The seats feel really good quality, with the right amount of padding to comfortably sit through a two hour performance. The removable Matrix seats strike the right balance between being easy to set out, and feeling sturdy – once in place they don’t feel like removable seating. The process of putting the bleachers back is very smooth.”

Hotel and Leisure - Stair Nosings

Quantum Flooring Solutions, a trading name of Quantum Profile Systems Ltd

Prestigious Bradley Hall Golf Club is located in over 60 acres of picturesque parkland in central Yorkshire. Golf was first played here in 1906 and considerable investment was spent converting the old house into an outstanding club house. Recently the golf club had a major building upgrade but still retained the quality that had been set up all those years ago. As part of this refurbishment the central entrance of the golf club required an impressive eye catching finish to their traditional style Victorian staircase with a unique large curved bottom step.

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