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[CASE STUDY] South Shields Interchange Hub

1200 msq of Optima Shingles in striking 1.0mm J57S Anodised Regency Gold has been used in the development of the brand new South Shields Interchange Hub in the North East. The client chose Optima Shingles in Anodised Regency Gold as they required a durable finish with a secret system. Optima Shingles also offer a small profile covering with a shallow clad zone. The £21m building will bring together a modern bus station and relocated Metro station in the heart of South Shields.

 

“The diamond lay shingle pattern gives a very uniform aesthetic. The variation in the Anodised colours goes well with the small shingles.” Jamie Smith, Estimator at Sotech Optima.

Welcome to Sotech

 

Experts in Rainscreen Cladding and Facade Systems

Sotech is a leading designer and manufacturer of the Optima range of engineered metal rainscreen cladding and architectural fabrication.

 

Sotech offers a range of rainscreen cladding solutions, from traditional to contemporary, to bring a project to life. Sotech is at the forefront of rainscreen cladding design, having developed a comprehensive suite of systems. Able to support natural materials such as copper, zinc, stainless steel and aluminium, as well as aluminium composite material, our systems provide architects and specifiers an almost limitless choice, enabling their individual design intent to be fully realised.

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Why Sotech? 

 

Sotech is at the forefront of rainscreen cladding design, having developed a comprehensive suite of systems.

 

Able to support natural materials such as copper, zinc, stainless steel and aluminium, as well as aluminium composite material, our systems provide architects and specifiers an almost limitless choice, enabling their individual design intent to be fully realised.

One Subsea - Optima FC Rainscreen in use

First Street Manchester - Optima TFC Rainscreen Cladding

YOUR DESIGN. OUR SYSTEMS. INFINITE POSSIBILITIES

Established in 1982, Sotech is a leading manufacturer of bespoke metal rainscreen cladding and architectural façade systems.

 

The Sotech Optima range of engineered architectural metal façade systems includes cassette rainscreen panels, secret-fix rainscreen cladding panel options, pressed plank and extruded plank cladding, extruded products and architectural fabrication solutions.

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Safe pair of hands

SOTECH OPTIMA: A SAFE PAIR OF HANDS

 

From the earliest tests of our Optima TFC system at BRE through to the most recent large-scale testing of bespoke systems in Exova, Dubai, ‘safety’ has always been our primary concern, followed closely by outstanding design, flawless finishes and an end to end proactively managed production line.

 

Established in 1982, Sotech is a leading manufacturer of bespoke metal rainscreen cladding and architectural façade systems. When you choose us, you’re choosing a safe pair of hands.

We’re Hiring!

[VACANCY] CNC PRESS SETTER / OPERATOR

Sotech is looking to employ a full time CNC Press Setter / Operator.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Must be able to read engineering drawings and work to tight tolerances
  • Experience in working with Aluminium, Stainless steel, Brass from 1mm thk to 4mm thk
  • Bystronic and Trumpf experience would be beneficial.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

 

To apply, send your CV to – Tony Norton, Operations Manager tn@sotech-optima.co.uk

CNC Operator

Latest News Stories

  • Sotech has been accepted into the MCRMA (Metal Cladding & Roofing Manufacturers Association). The organisation, which publishes guidance documents and articles on the latest developments in the sp

  • 1200 msq of Optima Shingles in striking 1.0mm J57S Anodised Regency Gold has been used in the development of the brand new South Shields Interchange Hub in the North East. The client chose Optima Shin

  • 700 sqm of Optima TFC in 3.0 mm Aluminium J57S Anodised Regency Gold 1 has been used on the brand new Northshore Hilton hotel in Stockton in the North East. Optima TFC was selected as the client requi

Sotech's testing and accreditation history

New Testing Timeline

Sotech’s commitment to authentic engineering capability has been witnessed over several years in the testing of products as they are being developed.

 

From the earliest Optima TFC designs tested at BRE, Garston for wind serviceability and safety, air permeability and water penetration for Erie Basin, Manchester project.

Speak to an expert

If you require advice with design detail, assistance with a specification or to discuss your project in detail contact our technical department who have over 35 years experience in the construction industry. The team is on hand to provide knowledge and support at every stage of your project.

Accreditations

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