The Cheltenham Festival is one of the UK’s top 10 sporting events, attracting up to a quarter of a million visitors every March and with nearly 70,000 visitors on Gold Cup Day alone
Over many years Cheltenham racecourse struggled to cope with the success of the four-day annual horse-racing event. The Jockey Club has been studying and planning how best to improve the facilities at Cheltenham, not to increase capacity at the venue, but to make the visitor experience better.
Kawneer Doors and Windows specified for the redevelopment of Cheltenham Racecourse.
Roberts Limbrick Architects, Kier Construction and Kawneer Fabricator Aluminium Sashes of Gloucester provided a whole range of Kawneer aluminium systems. All levels of the new Grandstand have new glazing with Kawneer windows and doors.
Two types of Kawneer curtain walling is installed to the external and internal areas. The AA®100 50mm capped and mullion drained system as well as the Kawneer Structural Silicone Glazed variant.
Kawneer Lift and Slide Doors.
The AA®3572 lift and slide contemporary door features within the curtain walling systems. Kawneer lift and slide doors are a logical product to specify on such a development. Not only do they provide excellent weathering over the five and a half storeys, but they also offer panoramic views over the racecourse. Kawneer lift and slide doors can achieve sliding panels of 9 square metres.
Kawneer Bifolding doors.
For hospitality and other areas at Cheltenham Racecourse, Kawneer AA®3720 bifolding doors are installed. Bifolding doors may be regarded as a domestic product, but for commercial buildings such as public venues with hospitality and viewing areas, a bifolding door provides a flexible door option.
Kawneer Aluminium Windows.
Aluminium window requirements at the Cheltenham Racecourse redevelopment are served by Kawneer’s AA®541 top hung casement windows, designed to offer an A-Rated aluminium window with optimum weather performance and security.
Kawneer Commercial Doors.
A commercial building handling large volumes of visitors requires an ultra reliable commercial entrance door. The Kawneer 190 heavy duty commercial entrance door is a tried and tested product over many years. It features reliable hardware, a welded construction and comes with Kawneers’ lifetime warranty on the construction.
Quality Kawneer systems for a landmark sporting building.
The installation of Kawneer products has set the required quality standard for the £45 million project. The entire suite of aluminium systems specified have provided the required functionality demanded of a premier sporting venue as well as providing the essential requirement of superior views from the new grandstand at all levels.
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