Wrightstyle Supplies to New Town Project in Hong Kong
A UK steel glazing company has supplied to a prestigious HK$500m (£40.7m) mixed-use development in Hong Kong.
Wrightstyle, the Devizes-based specialist supplier of advanced glazing systems has supplied a range of internal and external elements for a newly-completed residential and sports centre in the Tseung Kwan O district of the city.
The company was specified for the Hang Hau project by the Architectural Services Department (ASD) of the Hong Kong Government. The contractor was China State Construction International Holdings Limited, the largest construction contractor in Hong Kong.
Tseung Kwan O is one of nine new towns in Hong Kong, with a planned population of some 450,000 people, much of it built on reclaimed land. The Hang Hau centre, due to fully open next month (March), is a key community element for the new town.
Wrightstyle supplied various glazed components, including two-hour glass-to-glass internal screens, 60/60 rated internal and external screens, door systems and a large number of non-rated large-span roof-lights.
The company has become internationally-recognised for the design, supply and installation of steel glazing systems to mitigate against the full range of natural or man-made threats, including fire and terrorist attack, or severe wind loading.
Wrightstyle has supplied to a number of projects in Hong Kong in recent years, including new educational and health facilities, and carried out site-specific fire testing on behalf of the ASD for a strategic transport interchange between the new territories and Hong Kong itself.
Wrightstyle was also a supplier to the HK$3.1bn Langham Place development, a milestone in urban renewal in Hong Kong, and which includes a 53-storey office tower, a 5-star hotel with 665 bedrooms and rooftop swimming pool as well as a 600,000ft² shopping mall with 300 shops.
Underlining the structural performance of its systems, Wrightstyle was also specified for HSBC’s high-security central data centre in Hong Kong, a highly-sensitive hub for the bank’s operations, and the first data centre in Hong Kong to meet the industry’s most stringent reliability and security requirements. The project had to meet strict criteria for both blast performance and, in a typhoon region, severe wind loading.
Wrightstyle designs and supplies both the glass and steel framing systems in one integrated and guaranteed assembly, with fire and other test certification to EU, US and Far Eastern standards, in both Hong Kong and Singapore.
Additionally, Wrightstyle offers a fabrication service at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, with the further UK option of using local installers who have been trained by Wrightstyle’s in-house specialists, and who have full access to Wrightstyle’s technical support team.
The company is currently completing Olympic and other projects in the UK with further international contracts underway in Malta, Abu Dhabi and Qatar, underlining the specialist nature of steel glazing and the importance of specifying both the glass and steel elements as one integrated unit.