Council for Aluminium in Building

3 Glass Wharf, Temple Quarter

Project 3 Glass Wharf, Temple Quarter
Location Bristol
Sector Offices
Project Value (£) £75m
Architect Darling Associates
Main Contractor Glassolutions
CAB member Metalline (Services) Ltd
System Bespoke aluminium rainscreen panels

The new build £75m project is part of the regeneration of the Temple Quarter enterprise zone in the city and includes a new office development at 3 Glass Wharf. The office building which will be occupied by HMRC, features a shimmering external envelope with an amalgamation of glazed units and rainscreen panels finished in a palette of champagne and sea foam green. The result is an external facade that creates a symmetry with both the surrounding buildings and its proximity to the riverside area.

Metalline supplied and manufactured over 3000m2 of bespoke aluminium rainscreen panels which included large 4 metre x 2 metre panels featuring a 3D effect diagonal crease across each panel to enhance the light and shaded appearance of the façade. Each of these panels were finished and delivered in batch quantity to ensure continuity of colour. Working closely with Darling Associates and Glassolutions, Metalline produced a special bespoke support bracket to accommodate the 3D effect panels. These were pre-assembled in factory-controlled conditions to shorten installation time on site.