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Britplas start on site at Honeybourne Place

Britplas are starting work on site at Honeybourne Place, a new £12m office development in the heart of Cheltenham.

The Honeybourne Place façade schedule is due to run until mid-2018, and represents £3.5m to Britplas for the design, manufacture and installation of the majority of the external envelope, a striking glazed façade designed by architects Roberts Limbrick. Located in central Cheltenham, the 60,000 sq. ft. scheme is the first of its type in several years for the Gloucestershire town, with demand for high quality office space outstripping supply.

The initial SFS load bearing sub-structure is being installed prior to the arrival of the first glazed units and cladding next week. When completed, it will feature Schüco FW50+ curtain walling, steel fire resistant screens, finished with a large range of cladding varieties.

Britplas are due to install stone, ceramic, composite, brick slip, aluminium rainscreen, brise soleil and architectural fascias and soffits creating a challenge for our procurement and on-site teams.

Britplas starts new facade contract at Milton Park


Britplas has started work on the first of two new office blocks under construction at Milton Park, Oxfordshire. Selected by main contractor Barnwood Construction as the preferred glazing contractor and façade installer, Britplas presented the client with an innovative solution designed in-house by our specialist team.

The design solution included combining both curtain walling, brise soleil and rainscreen cladding within one system, reducing both the number of trades and time spent on-site. Britplas also chose to have the entire framework fitted with gaskets off-site to reduce the risk of complications during the installation period.

The 2500m2 Schüco curtain walling system is now being installed in line with the 12 week build programme. Glazing on the second building is set to start in early April with both office blocks due to be occupied in the autumn.

Ben Woodward, Operations Manager, Britplas said: “It is fantastic to see the commencement of the façade installation at Milton Park. The team have worked extremely hard to ensure that every detail has been considered. These projects further demonstrate the high level of in house design, manufacture and delivery capabilities by Britplas and we look forward to building on the relationships developed with the client, contractor and supply chain.”