The new School of Veterinary Science at Surrey University, described as ‘iconic’ by Professor Christopher Proudman, features high rise curtain walling façade and door systems from Metal Technology.
Located on the Manor Park Campus in Guildford, the Devereux Architects designed school comprises three complimentary and inter-related buildings totalling around 9000 square metres; an academic building, a veterinary clinical skills centre and a veterinary pathology facility.
Metal Technology’s System 17 capped high rise curtain walling was central to creating the design aesthetic for the flagship development, providing a structure tailored to the desired look without compromise on performance and efficiency. The end result is a clear demonstration of System 17’s limitless flexibility in design applications.
Considered a highly cost-effective, quality engineered glazing solution, System 17 complies with current British Standards and provides exceptional standards of structural integrity, weather performance and thermal enhancement.
System 10 commercial doors from Metal Technology were also used to achieve an integrated finish.
The system offers single or double–action pivot doors, in both standard and anti-finger trap forms. A fully rebated option with butt hinges in double or single door leaf options is also available.
The £45 million School was officially opened by Her Majesty the Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.