Council for Aluminium in Building

Bertha Park

Project Bertha Park
Location Perth, Scotland
Sector Education
Project Value £31 Million
Architect NORR Architects
Main contractor Robertson Construction
Subcontractor Avtek Solutions
CAB member Metal Technology Ltd
System System 23 Louvres, System 5-20D Thermal door, System 4-35 Thermal casement, System 17 Capped Curtain walling

Metal Technology recently delivered its specialist architectural aluminium systems for use at Bertha Park High School in Perth. This is the first secondary school to be built in Scotland in over 20 years that serves a completely new catchment area. It is set to become one of the most advanced schools in the UK and beyond, due to investment into innovative technologies.

Designed by NORR Architects and built by Robertson Construction, this significant education project selected Metal Technology’s systems in order to meet the security, thermal, and airtightness design requirements, whilst exceeding the stringent ventilation strategy.

The state-of-the-art facility, which has been designed to accommodate up to 1,100 students, perfectly showcases Metal Technology’s striking full height System 17 curtain walling façade, as well as a range of other specialist products.

In order to fulfil the specific needs for structural integrity and comply with thermal enhancement needs, Metal Technology’s System 4-35Hi Windows and System 5-20D Doors were included in the construction. Its System 23 Louvres were also utilised in order to create the striking visual appearance for the natural ventilation requirements.

As Bertha Park High School is not a replacement of an existing educational establishment, there were less restrictions on the design of this key project. This allowed for the use of Metal Technology’s specialist products, which expertly combine aesthetic with function.

Having supplied the education sector in Scotland for almost 30 years, hundreds of schools have been completed demonstrating the exceptional properties of Metal Technology’s architectural aluminium systems. Used individually or collectively, they offer total design flexibility for creative aesthetics with the assurance of value engineered, structural, weather and security performance.