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Case Study – Noodle Street Restaurant

Project: Noodle Street Restaurant

Location: Docklands, London

Product: Ver-T-Fix panel system – Anodised Aluminium Panels

Finish: Smooth Matt

Project Background

Noodle Street restaurant, based in the popular Docklands area, London went through a refurbishment earlier this year which resulted in a brand new seating and bar area. Gooding Aluminium’s anodised Ver-T-Fix panel system was used to clad the bar/counter feature in this contemporary eating establishment. The restaurant has taken on a heady gastronomic challenge: to expand the principally Chinese-based menu, now speckled with speciality dishes from Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Japan and Malaysia.

Noodle Street Restaurant
Noodle Street Restaurant - Anodised Ver-T-Fix Panel System

The restaurant’s owner explained that he has found his way through this Asian maze by employing several chefs with strengths in each area.

Project Solutions

Anodised Ver-T-Fix panel

The relatively neutral appearance of the new bar counter marries entirely with the surrounding seating area. The secret fixed silky smooth minimalist style matt anodised aluminium panels have been used to offset some of the stronger colours and decorative features within the eatery.

Bar/Counter fascias are just one of the many aluminium products that Gooding Aluminium fabricates for the interiors sector.

Natural Anodised Aluminium provides an attractive matt metallic easy to maintain effect that will normally last for many years. The anodic film is extremely durable, corrosion resistant and light-fast. The anodising process interacts with the surface of the aluminium. For this reason it is important that a suitable aluminium alloy is selected, together with the surface finish being in good condition.Noodle Street Restaurant

About Anodised Aluminium

Most of our aluminium is kept in anodising grade suitable for processing, and we also stock pre-anodised ‘GA Ano-Sil’ items, ready for immediate dispatch.
Further information can be obtained from visiting our website: www.goodingalum.com

Aluminium awareness information

Key Facts:

  • Aluminium is great for incorporating into environmentally sensitive applications, such as this one.
  • Environmentally friendly aluminium is the only recyclable material that more than pays for it’s own re-cycling costs!
  • Re-cycling aluminium into new forms only requires 5% of the energy that originally produced it.
  • All manufactured aluminium is effectively a stored energy bank for future generations.
  • Aluminium is only 1/3rd the weight of steel.
  • Aluminium’s surface has a self generating and repairing oxide coating which makes it corrosion resistant and therefore less expensive to maintain than steel and other corrodible metals.

The Noodle Street Restaurant Case Study is available to download below:

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Case Study – South Marsh Community Hub Hackney

Project: South Marsh Community Hub

Location: Hackney Marshes

Product: Perforated Aluminium Ceiling Trays

Finish: Mill Finish

Specifier: Stanton Williams

Project Background

Hackney Marshes are famous for being the ‘grassroots’ in amateur football. The site holds the record for the largest number of pitches in one place, with forty matches played simultaneously on Sundays. However, by the start of the twenty-first century, the facilities provided for the hundreds of players who come with their supporters each week, were in urgent need of an overhaul. The London Borough of Hackney developed an ambitious vision for the site, recognising its community value and pivotal location adjacent to the Olympic Park.

The multi-million pound project is key part of the investment programme which is using the London 2012 Games as an opportunity to give residents world-class sports facilities alongside the new venues being built at the Olympic Park

Features of the new building include community and spectator facilities on the first floor, with changing rooms located at ground-floor level with provision for disabled players.

Project Solutions

Aluminium Ceiling PanelsWorking with Stanton William’s Architects, Gooding Aluminium manufactured and supplied mill finish single and double folded perforated aluminium ceiling trays throughout the corridors of the South Marsh Community Hub building project. The perforated ceiling trays consist of plain borders to each side with slotted punched fixing holes (for simple on-site adjustment) along the short edges.

Aluminium Ceiling TraysThe aluminium trays are attached to specially produced aluminium angle with rivet nut fixings. The rivet nut fixings provide an excellent solution where components are jointed together to form a solid anchor, providing a clean finish and without damaging the material’s surface.

Aluminium Ceiling PanelsBeing used to screen the M & E services the ceiling trays were installed throughout the corridors that connect the 27 changing rooms in the hub.

With its excellent corrosion resistance, mill aluminium (untreated) was selected as being the most suitable and cost-effective finish to this publically funded project.

Aluminium awareness information

Key Facts:

  • Aluminium is great for incorporating into environmentally sensitive applications, such as this one.
  • Environmentally friendly aluminium is the only recyclable material that more than pays for it’s own re-cycling costs!
  • Re-cycling aluminium into new forms only requires 5% of the energy that originally produced it.
  • All manufactured aluminium is effectively a stored energy bank for future generations.
  • Aluminium is only 1/3rd the weight of steel.
  • Aluminium’s surface has a self generating and repairing oxide coating which makes it corrosion resistant and therefore less expensive to maintain than steel and other corrodible metals.

Aluminium Ceiling Panels

Gooding Aluminium was established in 1979, continuous growth and innovation has led GA to become an established and respected national and international supplier of a wide range of high quality aluminium sheets, aluminium profiles and ‘made to order’ aluminium products with ‘invisible’ fixing solutions. We are dedicated to providing a highly responsive service to match the requirements of each ‘made to order’ customer and alternatively in providing a quick and easy on-line facility for those wishing to purchase aluminium stock materials and products for immediate dispatch.

For more information about bespoke or ready made aluminium products, subscribe by RSS, or by Email or visit our main site at www.goodingalum.com – Follow us on Twitter @Gooding_Alum

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Case Study – Pimlico Academy Auditorium

Project: Pimlico Academy – Auditorium

Location: Westminster, London

Product: Perforated Aluminium Wall Cladding Panels

Material: Pattern GA PPS252

Finish: GA Ano-Sil Anodised

Specifier: Architecture PLB

Client: Westminster City Council

Project Background:

Pimlico Academy is a Visual and Performing Arts College based in Westminster, London.  Pimlico benefitted from the £152million BSF (Building Schools for the Future) Programme (under Westminster Council) where they secured funds for a new sports hall that includes a new gym open to the wider public, an all weather floodlight pitch and a new community library and education centre.

The project aim was to significantly improve the sporting and education facilities at the school.  Gooding Aluminium clad the sports auditorium walls with their lightweight, perforated aluminium wall panels, the ‘GA Ano-Sil Anodised finished panels‘ provided fantastic acoustics for the hall which is being enjoyed by over 1500 pupils.

GA Ano-Sil Anodised finished panels'
GA Ano-Sil Anodised finished panels'

Project Details

Gooding Aluminium’s project role was to supply individually-punched, slotted hole, perforated aluminium panels and trays.  Each item had a 25mm plain border in GA Ano-Sil Anodised finish.

The GA Ano-Sil anodised surface provides a durable long lasting effect that can be easily wiped clean to maintain its silky smooth appearance.

Pimlico Academy Auditorium
Pimlico Academy Auditorium

With the Academy due to open for the beginning of the new school year in early September, time was of the essence and Gooding Aluminium were able to provide a speedy production and finishing time of just 18 days for the 90 panels and trays, ensuring the auditorium opened on schedule.

Ano-Sil Anodised Finished Panels
Ano-Sil Anodised Finished Panels

Aluminium awareness information

Key Facts:

  • Aluminium is great for incorporating into weight sensitive applications, such as this one.
  • Environmentally friendly aluminium is the only recyclable material that more than pays for it’s own recycling costs!
  • Recycling aluminium into new forms only requires 5% of the energy that originally produced it.
  • All manufactured aluminium is effectively a stored energy bank for future generations.
  • Aluminium is only 1/3rd the weight of steel.
  • Aluminium’s surface has a self generating and repairing oxide coating which makes it corrosion resistant and therefore less expensive to maintain than steel and other corrodible metals.

To download the Pimlico Academy Auditorium case study, click on the link below:

A selection of Q & A’s with Andrew Turner of Architecture PLB

Q. What did you get out of your first contact with Gooding Aluminium?
A. Encouragement that GA could fulfil our design requirements.

Q. What made you choose GA over alternative suppliers?
A. GA’s reputation and costings.

Q. What do you think of GA’s willingness to adapt their product to suit special site requirements?
A. GA performed very well in accommodating a late change.

Q. What did you think of the turn around/delivery times?
A. Very good

Q. What did you think of the finish?
A. Consistently very good.

Q. When viewing the completed installation did the aluminium paneling meet your expectations?
A. It certainly did!

Gooding Aluminium are a national and international supplier of a wide range of high quality aluminium sheets, aluminium profiles and ‘made to order’ aluminium products with ‘invisible’ fixing solutions. For more information about bespoke or ready made aluminium products, subscribe by RSS, or by Email or visit our main site at www.goodingalum.com

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Case Study – BP Valhall Accommodation/Hotel Platform Project

Project: BP Valhall Accommodation/Hotel Platform

Location: North Sea, Norway

Product: Aluminium Wall Cladding Type WC2

Material: Perforated Sheet GA P1632 & Plain Aluminium Sheet GA 1539

Finish: Powder Coated RAL 7045 & RAL 7047

Client: BP Norge

Specifier: SLP Engineering

Project Background

BP Valhall Accommodation/Hotel Platform Project

The Valhall platform is located in the North Sea off the coast of Norway and is one of the largest offshore brownfield projects ever attempted across the globe. The $2.4billion project was to build a new accommodation/production platform, preserving a proportion of the existing infrastructure which was pending eventual decommissioning and to stop reservoir subsidence in order to extend field life to 2049.

The new production and hotel platform – has a design life of 40 years. It is sized for production of about 120,000 barrels of oil and 143million cu ft of gas per day; water handling capability of 200,000bpd; a topsides weight of some 16,000 tonnes, and jacket weighing in at 7,500 tonnes.

Aluminium Wall Cladding
BP Valhall Accommodation - Aluminium Wall Cladding

Project Details
Working with renowned SLP Engineering, Gooding Aluminium were contracted to supply aluminium wall cladding Type WC2, combining perforated and plain aluminium sheets, for the atrium accommodation facilities module (Perforated Aluminium Sheet GA P1632 & Plain Aluminium Sheet GA 1539).

Perforated Aluminium Sheet
Perforated Aluminium Sheet - Wall Cladding - BP Valhall Accommodation

The living quarters house 180 people, they are powered from offshore for additional energy efficiency, but more importantly, the Gooding Aluminium lightweight, powder coated finish perforated sheets weigh 1.38 kg/m2, and the plain aluminium sheets are 5.5 kg/m2. The lightweight nature of the panels helped to bring the platform within the specified weight limit, contributing to the ongoing subsidence control programme.

Perforated Aluminium Sheet - Aluminium Wall Cladding
Perforated Aluminium Sheet - Aluminium Wall Cladding

In total, over 950 aluminium panels were supplied, manufactured and delivered in 4 stages. Each stage delivered ahead of schedule and once again celebrated Gooding Aluminium’s enviable 100% quality control, whereupon no panels were rejected.

Testimonial:

“I chose the Goodings system in preference to a variety of acoustic linings for the following reasons:-
a. Weight/performance met our strict criteria.
b. Reasonably easy to be installed by abseilers i.e. the fixing method and durability provided perfect product.
c. Cost
d. Repairable paint finish
e. Contractor experience of GA.
f. Crisp precise detailing and the system allows acoustic and non acoustic panels in the same coherent system.”

David Hennigan (Architect) Project Specifier; SLP Engineering Ltd.

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Gooding Aluminium Case Study – Jewish Museum, London

Project: Jewish Museum

Location: London

Product: Perforated aluminium ceiling panels type CP1

Finish: Powder Coated RAL 9006

Specifier: Long & Kentish Architects

Project Overview

Perforated Aluminium in tune with expanding Jewish Museum

Gooding Aluminium’s perforated aluminium ceiling trays played a key role in the stunning £10million transformation of the Jewish Museum in London.  The aluminium ceiling trays helped created a seamless effect to this high standard design project.

perforated aluminium ceiling trays
Perforated aluminium ceiling trays - Jewish Museum, London

Project Background

The Jewish Museum London recently opened it’s doors again following a remarkable transformation that culminated in a landmark museum that celebrates Jewish life and cultural diversity. The museum formerly operated from two separate premises in north London, is now based in expanded premises in the heart of Camden Town. The museum’s two 19th century terraced buildings on Albert Street have been connected to an adjacent former piano factory, tripling the amount of space available for display.

Aluminium ceiling trays
Perforated Aluminium Ceiling trays at the Jewish Museum in London

This formidable re-development was made possible following a £4.2 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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