Velocity Village
Location

Sheffield, United Kingdom

Year

2016

Building Type

Residential buildings

Architect

Axis Architecture

Customer

University of Sheffield

Fabricator

Glassolutions

Other planning committee

Main Contractor - Jessops Construction

Photographer

John Kees

Used systems

Sliders WICSLIDE, Doors WICSTYLE, Facades WICTEC, Windows WICLINE

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PROJECT DETAILS

The façades of four buildings at Velocity Village – one of the largest mixed-use developments in Yorkshire – have been entirely replaced using 14,000m² of Wicona’s structural glazing.

Velocity Village occupies a four-acre site and provides more than 600,000ft² of residential and commercial space in the centre of Sheffield. Designed by Axis Architecture, the extensive façade replacement was carried out by Glassolutions working with main contractor Jessops Construction.

A Replacement Glazing Project to Add Light and Life to the City’s Business District

The buildings are all faced in acid-washed concrete, steel and glass in dramatic contrast to the scheme’s red-brick surroundings and adding sparkle, light and life to the city’s business district.

The architectural style is bold in its contemporary simplicity and has created a stylish landmark which successfully integrates urban living, learning and working environments. Each elevation is almost completely enclosed in Wicona curtain walling to maximise light, with floor-to-ceiling glazing allowing views of the Peak District, the landscaped courtyards or across the city.

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The curtain walling was a critical element because these four buildings had such an extensive amount of glazing. We needed to retain the appearance of continuous glass and the original facade building as closely as possible. The WICONA facade system was sufficiently flexible and versatile to meet the design criteria and integrated well with the windows and doors. The WICTEC 50 SG curtain walling has successfully and closely reflected the original appearance of the original buildings and we are extremely happy with the end result. The glazing is all performing well and each building looks fantastic. The facade replacement has really helped revitalise the whole development.

Sliders WICSLIDE

WICSLIDE 160

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WICSLIDE 160

Doors WICSTYLE

WICSTYLE 65 evo

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WICSTYLE 65 evo

Facades WICTEC

WICTEC 50SG

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WICTEC 50SG

Windows WICLINE

WICLINE 65 evo

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WICLINE 65 evo

Other references

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