In 2010, the Cardiff School of Management was in the first phase of a redevelopment for the Cardiff Metropolitan University (formerly UWIC) campus based in Llandaff. The works resulted in accommodation for 160 staff and around 2,000 students, across 7,800 square metres of floor space.
The University required a something of a statement – a ‘signature’ building of the finest architectural designed that achieved a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating. This was delivered two-fold. Firstly, with the design showcasing a glass atrium that runs the entire length of the building and copper cladding to the exterior. Secondly, in the achievement of the required BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating. In a further ‘delighter’, the building was delivered ahead of schedule and under budget. The building then went on to win the 2011 RIBA Award and 2011 Best of Welsh Design Award.
Swanmac installed Silent Gliss roller blinds throughout the new building, enabling its 2,160 daily residents to modify the levels of natural light entering the building in order to optimise their levels of concentration.
This project met and exceeded by far, its original brief, and we are delighted to have been a part of it!