Caunton Engineering supplied the structural steelwork for the University of Bangor's state-of-the-art research facility, titled "the CAST Technium" (Centre for Advanced Software Technology), located in North Wales.
The structural steelwork for this two-storey building commences in fact at first floor level, in order to provide the framing for the most distinctive curtain walling scheme designed by architect TACP of Wrexham. It is anticipated that the function of the building may change from time to time, so steel's flexibility and versatility could well prove to be a further benefit to the client's requirements in the future.
Contractor Galliford Try secured the project through a two stage tender process. This permitted Caunton to contribute to the detailed buildability planning process at an early stage. Engineer for this exciting and distinctive research building was the Ove Arup Partnership.
Caunton in fact were to supply nearly 200te of high quality structural steelwork plus the distinctive and specialist external walkways, balustrading, staircases & canopies that help to make the building so attractive.