Holland Park - A Fixfast Case Study

Holland Park

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Project Details
Architect: Ryder Architecture / HAUS Collective Ltd
Location: Glasgow
Main contractor: Robertson Construction
Sub contractor: MetalTech Roofing & Cladding Ltd
Developed on what was previously the Strathclyde Police Headquarters, Holland Park is a residential complex with 4 towers ranging from 6 to 22 storeys in height, around a courtyard formation.

When completed, the development will provide for a community of 900 people, with living accommodations ranging from studios to 3-bed apartments, through a Private Rented Sector (PRS) scheme.

With nearby links to transport and the city of Glasgow, Holland Park's 433 quality apartments also sit alongside nearly 45,000 square feet of amenities - including a 24-hour gym, a sky lounge, a BBQ area, a private dining room, and much more.

A sense of community comes with living in this new neighbourhood - and the development has played a significant role in revitalising Glasgow's city centre.


Specialist building envelope company MetalTech Roofing & Cladding were contracted to secure the façade on this new development, with the task of fixing nearly 9,500m2 of façade to the external face of the buildings.


MetalTech approached us and requested a technical façade calculation for our façade support system, which we provided alongside our technical advice.

The Fixfast façade support system is a system for any application - including our SPIDI® Max brackets: one bracket design means the system can be used in vertical or horizontal installation configurations and is engineered for both fixed and sliding points. Essentially, one bracket design means all challenges solved - simplifying material selection and on-site installation management.

The unique ribbed bracket design offers superior strength, allowing systems to be engineered for heavier loads, or potentially fewer brackets per square metre for lightweight panels.

With MetalTech needing to fix the façade simply but fast, we were able to work with them to get deliveries to site when they needed them, with the assurance of a versatile façade support system that works in a range of applications - wall cladding, soffits, or ceilings.

“In addition to supplying an innovative support bracket for this contract, Fixfast also continued to provide their usual first-class service. Engineering and design services were available from the outset and technical support was gratefully accepted during the build to help overcome some difficult details. We were fortunate in being able to use the same SPIDI Max bracket for both façade and soffit support in both aluminium and stainless steel. This greatly helped to simplify our process from design through to install. And with the site being in a restricted, city centre location, timely and flexible deliveries were required - which Fixfast duly achieved. ”
MetalTech Roofing & Cladding Ltd