The 1st of August is always a significant date in neaco’s diary. It’s Yorkshire Day, an annual celebration of ‘God’s own county.’ Some would say that Yorkshire folk spend enough time trumpeting their roots on the other 364 days of the year! However, forgive us this indulgence – Malton-based neaco are proud to be a company born an bred in Yorkshire, so to celebrate Yorkshire Day we’ve listed 10 Yorkshire projects which feature our products. Since our foundation in 1972, we’ve supplied high quality specifications to thousands of developments across the county, so these 10 are really just tip o’ t’iceberg!
Brewery Wharf, Leeds
The adaptability and load-bearing strength of neaco’s Techdek aluminum open grille system were the qualities that led to its specification at the high profile Brewery Wharf development in Leeds city centre as part of a major phase which includes 26,000 square feet of office space. DLA Architecture used Techdek as a ground-level ventilation grille spanning the front elevation of one of the main office buildings.
The Deep, Hull
neaco’s Spectrum stainless steel balustrade with glass infill added a splash of style at The Deep, Hull’s £53 million Millennium Commission Lottery Project.The Deep is one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world. This award-winning attraction is home to 3,500 fish including magnificent sharks and rays.
Hillsborough College, Sheffield
neaco’s Louvredek combined sunshade/walkway was selected as a key element in the visually striking entrance at Hillsborough College’s North Centre campus development. The lead consultant and architect, Jefferson Sheard, specified Louvredek for the £27m new build scheme’s highly visible entrance, which was designed to create aesthetic impact and increase the College brand.
Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield
Our Techdek aluminium open grilles were specified for bridge decking at Hepworth Gallery, described by the Independent as “one of the finest contemporary art museums in Europe.” With over 1,600 square metres of light-filled gallery spaces, The Hepworth Wakefield is the largest purpose-built exhibition space outside London.
Spire View, Pickering
neaco’s Spectrum balustrade and Clearview glass-fronted balcony ranges were extensively specified by Bramhall Blenkharn Architects for Spire View, a multi-award-winning residential development in Pickering featuring eco-conscious design that includes CHP and roofs covered in a layer of sedum for insulation and protection against pollutants. Spire View’s impressive list of accolades includes two RICS Pro Yorkshire Awards for Residential Design and Sustainability, an LABC Yorkshire Award in the Residential category, Best International Retirement Development in the CNBC International Property Awards and Best UK Retirement Development and Best Retirement Development Yorkshire in the Daily Mail UK Property Awards.
The Street, Scarborough
neaco supplied a bespoke balustrade specification at The Street, a £6.5million world-class youth and community facility in the heart of Scarborough. Designed by Seven Architecture, the 3,000-square-metre, four-storey building provides a wide range of education, leisure and community support services and features a sprung-floor dance studio, sports hall, climbing wall, café, managed workspace, meeting rooms, offices, a recording studio, multi-media suite, art studio, shop units, garden, allotment and roof terrace.
St. Stephen’s Centre, Hull
As the approved suppliers of the engineered aluminium components for Kalzip Grillage Walkway and Handrail systems, neaco provided a major contribution to the St. Stephen’s development in Hull, a £90 million scheme comprising 600,000 square feet of retail and leisure facilities. Designed by Holder Mathias Architects, the undulating curved glass roof is a particularly distinctive design feature at St. Stephen’s.
York High School
This facility at York High School was one of the first projects to specify neaco’s Elan semi-structural glass balustrade system. Architects at City of York Council worked closely with neaco to develop a design for balustrade with tinted glass infill on a stairway and mezzanine floor overlooking a ground-floor library. Our Spectrum balustrade system was also featured on stairwells.
ASDA Superstore, Sheffield
ASDA worked with Sheffield City Council on this exciting regeneration plan providing a new ASDA superstore, a Learning Zone (a new library learning centre) and public square; a new health centre; and a retail, residential and resource centre, making shopping and access to local amenities easier for everyone. Spectrum stainless steel balustrade was used externally on the store’s stairway and first floor gallery. The store was designed by Aedas Architects and the second major ASDA development to feature neaco’s products.
The Phoenix Partnership, Leeds
neaco provided bespoke balustrade and balconies for this multi-million pound UK headquarters in Leeds, purpose-built by contractors ISG for leading healthcare IT business, TPP (The Phoenix Partnership). The four-storey, 85,000 sq ft structure was designed by Bowman Riley Architects and features railed balconies to the front, our Duplex aluminium/stainless steel balustrade to terraces and Clearview structural glass and Spectrum balustrade to stairwells.