The £10m redevelopment of Congleton Leisure Centre is the latest step by Cheshire East Council to deliver on its policy to provide a sustainable, well designed and durable environment for its people and buildings. Run on behalf of the Council by Everybody Health & Leisure, the new Centre has been constructed by Pulse Design & Build, with plant & screening louvres from Gilberts Blackpool specified.
In total, three banks of Gilberts’ WG75 louvres with self-mullion supports have been purpose-designed and installed, for maintenance, screening and ventilation of the CHP and pool ventilation. The latter has been finished in 60µ marine grade powder paint on the inside to resist the high levels of moisture within the exhaust air from the pool hall.
To compliment the two-storey building’s aesthetics, the channel-framed maintenance and CHP louvre screens – up to 1.6m high – have been designed to enable internal removal in sections. The permanently-fixed pool screens, divided into three sections up to 1.5m high for ease of installation, have been flanged to enhance the smooth lines of the façade cladding.
The configuration will ensure optimum efficiency of the plant and internal environment so that everyone working in or using the state-of-the-art pool, soft play, café, sports hall, gymnasium or thermal suite will do so in comfort.
Gilberts’ WG louvres feature a 75mm blade pitch to achieve a balanced appearance whilst attaining a 50% free ventilation area with high resistance to weather ingress.
Gilberts has developed its louvre product range over the years to provide a comprehensive package to keep pace with the evolution of building design and structural interfaces, initially and as/if the building structure is altered. Thus it now has ranges of standard, high performance, site assembled and acoustic louvres, available in a range of ratings for weight, ventilation, weather, insects and bird ingress. Even fixings can be tailored to individual site preferences.
Innovatively, with its in-house design expertise, Gilberts has the capability to create bespoke configurations which can be both CFD modelled, and tested within its own laboratory to give customers complete ‘fit for purpose’ peace of mind.
Gilberts also offers a comprehensive range of PPC, PVF, and PVF2 coatings across its louvres, available in any RAL colour, applied to louvres of almost any size.
Gilberts of Blackpool,
Phone: 01253 766911
Fax: 01253 767941
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