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Holte, Mayfield & Lozells School – Glulam Atrium Canopy

Covered Atria and Entrance Canopy

Project: Holte, Mayfield & Lozells School
Principal Contractor: Lend Lease
Value: £205,000
Product: Covered atria/entrance canopy
Coverage: 1,800 metres2 (over 3 x atria)
Programme: 20 weeks

Originally specified to be ETFE pillowtype atrium covers, the main contractor, Lend Lease, approached Broxap to provide a cost effective solution to covering three individual quadrangle/ courtyard areas, totalling over 1,800m2. Each courtyard consisted of Glu-lam beams spanning the length of the roof openings, together with structural steel framework and a non-fragile, structural polycarbonate roofing system. One of the three courtyard covers cantilevers from the school building to form an entrance canopy. The natural light transmission makes this an attractive area for students to congregate and study, optimising the exterior of the school grounds.

  • Galvanized mild steel glazing bars, saddled onto Glu-Lam beams
  • 25mm thick structural multiwall polycarbonate
  • Integrated guttering and downpipes into school roof drainage system
  • Void size, approx: 25m x 25m (x 3)
  • Extruded aluminium gasketed glazing bars and caps