The Way, Beswick
Bespoke Aluminium Detailing & Girderline System
The Way is an ambitious £75 million, 550-home, mixed-tenure housing regeneration project in Beswick, East Manchester. The architect wanted to retain an air of individuality in this vast, mixed-use development, using materials and colours in a variety of combinations.
JWD created customised details in polyester powder coated aluminium, which connect and finish areas of ceramic and timber cladding, and render. JWD also manufactured the reveals and sills for the windows and doors, as well as developing a new product range for the project entitled Girderline. Girderline is a powder coated aluminium feature channel which has been created to replicate a structural steel member, and, as it has no structural properties, both the weight and the cost are kept to a minimum.
JWD were called on by the main contractor to be the preferred supplier of architectural aluminium throughout the build. JWD was able to adapt to market forces and changing timescales to consistently deliver on time and within budget.
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