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The use of Kawneer's architectural aluminium is truly 21st Century.

Architectural aluminium glazing systems by leading UK manufacturer Kawneer has helped to redefine what can be expected from 21st Century student accommodation in one of the UK's largest cities.

Kawneer's AA®100 zone-drained and capped curtain walling and AA®540 top-hung casement inserts in an unusual tiger bronze finish feature on the new Byrom Point mixed-use development on Liverpool's Great Crosshall Street, close to the University of Liverpool, John Moores University and the School of Sport and Exercise Science.

Designed by Falconer Chester Hall architects and built by main contractor Watkin Jones, the redevelopment of a derelict site comprises 398 bed spaces of student accommodation set out within 69 clusters and 53 studios over 14 floors with 361m2 of retail space on the ground floor.

The Kawneer glazing systems for the window features have been used alongside coloured spandrel panels of varying colours and columns of pale stone cladding interspersed with coloured and perforated metal cladding. This clever use of shades of colour breaks up the bulk of the building. 

Byrom Point combines shared apartments of en-suite bedrooms and communal kitchen and living space or en-suite studios with their own kitchen area with social spaces including games lounge, TV area, study space and on-site 24/7 gym.


Photos: Alex Upton

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