Queens University Belfast.

Heritage Aluminium Rainwater System chosen for award-winning University

Published:  12 November, 2012

BELFAST: Alumasc’s Heritage Cast Aluminium rainwater system with bespoke hoppers and finish, has helped retain the architectural integrity of the £10m development of Riddel Hall, a landmark Grade B1 listed building forming part of Queens University Belfast.

Alumasc worked closely with Hamilton Architects and the main contractor, Tracey Brothers to ensure the system met every detail of the project’s requirements. The system was complex as the building presented a high number of dormer windows, with many hoppers and downpipes.

The architects provided a sample of original components from the building and Alumasc produced 45 replica hoppers, together with downpipes, earbelts and bracketry which were fixed into position through the original circular openings in the sandstone string courses. Alumasc also produced a special RAL8004m finish in Copper Brown to match the colour of the original rainwater system.

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