Glasgow University library tower to be reclad
July 7 2011
The brooding hilltop structure was built in 1965-68 by William Whitfield & Partners, but has in recent years been subject to severe deterioration of its concrete cladding panels owing to galvanised clamps rather than the specified bronze clamps being used at the time of construction.
Though cheaper these have a much shorter shelf life and heavy corrosion could lead to a ‘domino effect’ of panels cascading off the tower’s facades - acording to the architects.
To prevent such an eventuality the University has employed Nimmo and Partners to overclad the existing structure with aluminium rainscreen cladding and replacement windows at a cost of £2.5m.
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