Clearview National April 2017 - Issue 185 - Page 88

ALUMINIUM City Landmark Revival Bringing a tired 1970s landmark office building back to life, architectural aluminium systems from Technal have been installed at Nine Bond Court in Leeds to create the high specification and contemporary exterior this prestigious commercial address deserves. » » LOCATED IN THE HEART of Leeds’ Commercial Quarter, 12-storey Bond Court has been a city centre landmark building since it was built in 1976. Constructed, in its day, to a very high standard, the Tudor brick and Baltic Brown granite external envelope, coupled with original bronze-coloured glazing and brown back painted spandrel panels, epitomised the design of this controversial architectural era. So much so, its dominant appearance led people to refer to it as ‘the brown building’. The latest phase of improvement to the building has been designed by Leeds-based Think Architecture + Design, and involved the comp