We were thrilled to use Alsecco Airtec glass
ventilated rain-screen cladding system on this
building for a high-tech, modern and
For the refurbishment of the 1960s seven-storey Price Tower,
we installed Alsecco Airtec glass ventilated rain-screen cladding
system. It was used as a long-lasting alternative to replace a
failed glass cladding system that had experienced delamination.
This had previously been used to try and cover areas of concrete
cladding covering, which had begun to spall in locations and was
aesthetically out of alignment with the rest of the university.
The client wanted to present a forward-thinking approach, and
this is where our cladding came in. Originally, the building
envelope was thermally upgraded, plus solar shading
improvements were made to the south and west façades.
On inspection of the envelope at 12 months, defects were
observed where the laminated glass cladding system was
showing signs of delamination. At this point, the original
over-cladding system was condemned and an alternative
system needed to be found
We are delighted with the
resulting appearance of
Price Tower with Alsecco
Airtec system. It has
breathed new life into this
prominent building for the
University of Chester.
It was decided that the Airtec system was the best longterm
tested solution that would match the original design
intent. The project covered 375m2 and gave the prominent
university building a notable facelift. It is manufactured to
exacting stands with tight tolerances and robust testing, so
we are confident it will stand the test of time.