City Quays 3 – Grade A Office Project in Belfast

Helping to develop a greener Belfast skyline

CASC were excited to be part of the Port of Belfast redevelopment project on City Quays 3, which will be the single largest office building in the city and capable of facilitating 2,500 office workers on completion.

For the project, we partnered with our client, Walsin façade specialists, who are a leading UK architectural glazing contractor.  Our task was to manufacture the 700+ frames that make up the aluminium sub structure – designed to carry the impressive stone facade which dresses the 16 storey tall building, which will no doubt be a key feature of the Belfast skyline for many years to come. Starting in mid 2020, weathering all of the challenges of the COVID pandemic, we completed on time in qtr 1 2021.

Site and workshop brackets were produced in our Belfast plant in a mix of aluminium/mild steel to carry and fix the jaw dropping 1879 glazing panels that will provide the new tenants with envious views over Belfast Lough. 

Flashings, infill panels and bespoke stillages used for transportation to and on site for the installation wrapped up our full turnkey solution for this iconic project.

Sustainable Engineering

This project capitalised on CASC’s unique suite of technology, using a combination of mild steel and aluminium from 0.9mm to 30mm thick cut using our fibre laser and 5 axis waterjet.

Our dedicated in-house design team were able to design bespoke assembly jigs for the façade frames and fixing brackets to facilitate smooth repeatable production, ensuring both efficiency and a high level of accuracy.  Complimented with our experienced fabrication team, we delivered finished parts within a tolerance of +/-1mm for fitting on site in early July.

The project is due to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2021. The project is being developed to comply with BREEAM Excellent ratings which will place it in the top 10% of sustainable new buildings in the UK.

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