Polyma column casings for C4DI

Polyma column casings specified for digital innovation centre

  • 5 Jul 2017

Encasement’s Polyma GRP column casings have been specified to conceal external structural steelwork at Hull’s Centre for Digital Innovation (C4DI).

Designed by architects Enjoy Design, the C4DI building forms the centrepiece of Hull’s multi-million pound @TheDock development. The facility, which is owned by Wykeland Group, comprises a digital tech hub and approximately 70,000 square feet of office space. An external public performance space is also featured in the former dry dock.

The building is clad in bronze, PPC-coated aluminium. Below, its structural steel supports have been covered by Polyma glass-reinforced column casings, manufactured and supplied by Encasement.

Polyma column casings for C4DI

Polyma column casings

The column casings have been produced to the building’s exact specifications, using hand laid GRP moulding techniques. Each casing is 450mm in diameter, with height ranging from 3,600mm to 4,000mm depending on the building’s design parameters. They have been finished in gloss RAL 7004 Signal Grey.

Developed to resist the adverse effects of external elements, the casings are suitable for use nearby sea water. As the C4DI is based at Hull’s dock area, the Polyma casings will be able to withstand the weathering and corrosion that buildings in the area are subject to.

Contact:

Encasement Ltd
Suite 7, Papyrus Business Parc
Papyrus Road 
Werrington
Peterborough
Cambridgeshire PE4 5BH

Visit Encasement's website

Twitter

Facebook

LinkedIn

Leave a Reply

Latest news

Granada Glazing

Granada’s secondary glazing cuts out Heathrow noise at adult education centre

Noise intrusion from the flightpath into London’s Heathrow Airport has been dramatically cut at Meadowbank Adult Education Centre in Cranford, thanks to Granada secondary glazing.

Posted in Acoustics, Noise & Vibration Control, Aluminium Products, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Building Systems, Case Studies, Glass, Glazing, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Windows

Keylite

Keylite Roof Windows recognised as one of 1,000 companies to inspire Britain

Keylite Roof Windows (Keylite), part of The Keystone Group, has been identified as one of the 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2020 by the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG).

Posted in Articles, Awards, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Roofs, Windows

GAI

New Chief Executive appointed at GAI

The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) has appointed Simon Forrester as its new Chief Executive.

Posted in Architectural Ironmongery, Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Doors, Recruitment

Senior

Limit COVID-19 spread with fresh thinking from Senior Architectural Systems

Senior Architectural Systems is inviting specifiers to get in touch to discuss how aluminium window systems can help create healthier interiors that can limit the spread of coronavirus.

Posted in Aluminium Products, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Health & Safety, news, Posts, Retrofit & Renovation, Windows