DALES Fabrications, which manufactures aluminium eaves products, had their products specified for a college project where the requirement was to combine a visual statement with a relaxing environment for pupils.
The products were specified by Cassidy + Ashton for the English Heritage-commended Stonyhurst College. Dales’ elliptical fascia with secret-fix soffit panel system, rainwater pipe and elliptical Brise Soleil solar blades were specified, the first time the 260mm blades have been used in application.
Dales’ solar shade systems are designed to reduce the impact of solar gain and heat without impeding the benefits of natural light. Weather resistant and entirely recyclable, the solar shade and aluminium products are proving popular for education projects.
Commending the design, English Heritage describing the refectory building as “…quietly modern, standing as an obvious addition to the complex, without competing with the more historical elements”.
The refectory showcases Cassidy + Ashton’s ability to create a building that is contemporary while sympathetic to its Grade 1 heritage surroundings.
Frank McCabe of the architects commented: “The refectory building at the historic Stonyhurst College site presented many challenges in delivering a modern building surrounded by listed buildings. However, the use of sympathetic materials in the design, along with implementation of Dales’ solar shades and elliptical fascia with secret fix soffit systems, to create clean roof line profiles, all helped to achieve this successfully.”
Image – Dales supplied its elliptical fascia with secret-fix soffit panel system, rainwater pipe and the elliptical solar blades were specified, the first time the 260mm blades were used in application.