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Case Studies : System

West End Quay, London

[CASE STUDY] 1100sqm of Optima FC+ in 3.0mm Aluminium Polyester Powder Coating finished in RAL 9006 has been used in the completion of West End Quay, situated in the heart of London.  West End…

Percival Street

800sqm of Optima FC in 3mm J57S Up aluminium, anodised by United Anodisers in UnAcol™ UA130-1, UA140-2, Anolok II ™ B711,B713,B715, was specified for 40 Percival Street in London.  A residential development owned by…

Lancaster University School of Mathematics (LUSoM)

300m2 of Optima FC+ in 3.0mm Aluminium PPC Interpon D2525 Y2217F has been used in the completion of Lancaster University’s School of Mathemtatics. Optima FC+ was specified in order to create the feature `Zig-Zag` pattern.…

Kelaty House, Wembley

Over 9,500m2 of the brand new Optima FC+ Anodised Aluminium has been used in the ambitious completion of Kelaty House, a towering student accommodation and hotel in Wembley London.  With three different surface finishes…

Plot C1, English Cities Fund (ECF) – New Bailey, Salford Quays

8300 SQM of Optima FC+, Optima FC+ perforated panels and Optima IPC (soffits) have been used in the completion of the 23-storey New Bailey building in Salford Quays.  Optima FC+ was selected for a…

Public Service Hub, Ellesmere Port

The striking Public Service Hub – Ellesmere Port – included 400m2 of Optima FC+ Solid & Perforated and Optima Clip-on Coping.  Both systems were finished in Axalta’s Supranodic Terra. The final design selected for the…

PEMC Nottingham

675m2 of Sotech’s Optima FC in 3.0mm PPC Aluminium 1050 Grade has been used in the completion of the Power Electronics, Machines and Control (PEMC) Research Group on Nottingham University’s Jubilee Campus. Home to three…

UKRRIN, Birmingham University

1,200sqm of Sotech’s Optima FC system in 2mm Corten A has been used in the completion of a brand-new purpose-built centre for specialist research in digital railway engineering at the University of Birmingham.  Clad…

Lancaster Circus

11,500/m2 3mm Aluminium 1050 Grade H14 in Optima FC & Optima TFC Systems has been used in the completion of the striking Onyx building, Lancaster Circus in Birmingham. Optima FC was selected as the client…

Fulham Boys’ School

1550m2 of 3mm J57S Grade UP Aluminium in Sotech’s Optima FC Hook On System has been used in the renovation of Fulham Boys’ School in London. Formerly home to Fulham Police Station, the site has…

Premier Inn, Glasgow

Work is now complete on the Glasgow Centre Premier Inn super tower! At 18 floors high and visible from much of Glasgow’s city centre shopping spots, the 249-bedroom hotel is perfectly located for visitors to…

Discovery Quay, Salford

3900m2 Optima TFC in PPC Aluminium & 1800m2 Optima FC in Axalta PPC Aluminium have been used in the completion of the 400+ room in Salford’s latest student accommodation project. The Optima TFC system was proposed to create a ‘basket weave’ pattern to the façade…

The Refinery, Bingley Street, Leeds

3,500m2 of Optima FC in 3mm Aluminium PPC Axalta Anodic Bronze has been used in the stunning completion of student accommodation on Bingley Street. Known as The Refinery, the 9, 10 and 11-storey scheme designed by award winning AHR…

River Street Tower, Manchester

6500sqm of Optima FC in Cor-Ten weathered steel rainscreen panels have been used in the state-of-the-art student accommodation on River Street. As described by Architect Simpson Haugh, the student accommodation comprises three distinct volumes: a…

Unite White Rose View

9,500m2 of Optima FC in 3mm Aluminium PPC (Axalta) RAL 7047 Matt has been used in the completion of Unite White Rose in Leeds. Optima FC was chosen as a secret fix rainscreen cladding solution…

Leeds Beckett University, Carnegie School of Sport

2000sqm Optima FC Concave Panels in PPC Aluminium has been used on the brand new Carnegie School of Sport, along with 600sqm of flat Optima FC in PPC Aluminium and 1200sqm Optima FC in Anodised…

Horizon Heights, Student Accommodation, Liverpool

4500m2 of Optima FC, TFC, IPC & Feature Fabrications in Aluminium Axalta PPC has been used in the completion of Horizon Heights student accommodation at Liverpool Lime Street. Positioned by Liverpool Lime Street train station,…

Walthamstow Stadium Redevelopment

10,000sqm. Optima FC in Alucobond A2, Beige 103, Smoke Silver 501 and Ral: 1035 OCL Facades states : On completion, the development of the former Walthamstow Stadium site will provide 294 new homes, including maisonettes,…

Alto NW06 Wembley

6,500/m2 of Optima FC in an aluminium 1050 Grade with a Polyester Powder Coating (PPC) finish has been used in the completion of Alto NW06 apartments in Wembley, London. Located in Wembley Park, Alto NW06…

50 – 60 Station Road

Sotech has provided 1000 sqm of Optima FC in 4mm ZCM, VMZ Quartz at 50/60 Station Road in Cambridge, now among the largest and most modern offices in the Cambridge. Zinc, a traditional construction material…

Holiday Inn Hotel London, Heathrow, Bath Road

1000sqm Optima FC was provided for London’s Heathrow Holiday Inn Hotel, the FC Rainscreen was the perfect choice as the client required secret fix large format panels for the 623-bedroom hotel. The panels were manufactured…

Brunel Place

5,500m2 of a specially designed rainscreen cladding system – a hybrid of Sotech Optima’s FC & TFC systems – has been used in the £450m regeneration of Slough town centre. The hybrid system, which was…

White Rose Shopping Centre Leeds

Over 1200/m2 of Alucobond Silver Metallic 500 and 900/m2 of Aluminium Anodised in united anodisers Regency Gold 1 have been used in the completion of White Rose Shopping Centre in Leeds. With its unique flatness,…

Premier Inn, Milton Keynes

Location: Milton Keynes Installer: Metclad Contracts Main Contractor: Bowmer & Kirkland Architect: Marchini Curran Associates System: Optima FC  Material & Finish: 1300sqm 2mm Corten Steel

Emerald Gardens, Kew

3000 m2 of Sotech Optima Secret Fix (FC) rainscreen cladding was selected for Emerald Gardens, the luxury residential development in Kew, London. Finished in Alucobond Plus Mouse Grey 125, Optima FC was chosen because it…

Guildford Business Park

Guildford Business Park Location: Surrey Installer: Structura Main Contractor: Longcross Architect: Allies & Morrison System: Optima FC Secret Fix Rainscreen Material/Finish: PPC Aluminium

Westgate Travelodge

Location: Aldershot Installer: FK Group Main Contractor: McLaren Construction Installer: FK Group Architect: Mountford Pigott System: Optima FC Secret Fix Rainscreen Material/Finish: Bronze Anodised Aluminium

Aldwych House

System: Optima FC Material: 3mm Aluminium Finish: Powder Coated Syntha Pulvin XDKC 038 Bronze Customer: Structura Limited

North Shore Innovation Centre

Installer: Roofclad Systems Limited Architect: P&HS Architects System: Optima FC Secret Fix Rainscreen Material / Finish: UA Organic Colour UA120-1 Anodised Aluminium Location: Stockton

Prime Four Plot 11a

Installer: Charles Henshaw Limited Architect: Sir Robert McAlpine System: Optima FC Secret Fix Rainscreen Material / Finish: Larson ACM Umbra Grey Location: Aberdeen

Regent High School

Architect: ANA Architect Main Contractor: BAM Construction Installer: Glass Solutions System: Optima FC Secret Fix Rainscreen Material/Finish: PPC Aluminium Location: Camden

Mace HQ

Installer: Glass Solutions System:  Optima FC Secret Fix Rainscreen Material/Finish:  Stainless Steel Location: London

Manchester University

The existing 1960’s refectory building was retained, resulting in carbon and cost savings through the incorporation of the original long-span structure into the new building. Cost and environmental benefits were also optimised with the specification…

Manchester Air Traffic Control

The striking Air Traffic Control (ATC) Centre at Manchester has been clad in Sotech Optima’s FC Secret Fix Rainscreen and anodized in Black 54B. Precise coordination between panel and substructure has resulted in the pristine appearance…

Vermillion, Rathbone Market

Sotech provided Optima FC, aluminium polyester powder coated rainscreen panels in graduated stripes of differing shades of red, the Rathbone Market development in Canning Town is a 271-apartment mixed use development with one of the…

Travelodge Hull

Travelodge has opened for business in Hull’s busy city centre, part of its rollout of similar facilities nationwide, and provides a welcome boost to the city’s bed spaces! Following numerous meetings with Architects Harris Partnership…

Staffordshire University Science & Technology Centre

Sotech provided Optima FC Secret Fix rainscreen cladding on this new £30 million BREEAM Excellent Staffordshire University Science & Technology Centre designed by Sheppard Robson, features a first for Sotech. Finished in anodised aluminium, the…

Westgate Cineworld

As part of a £25m development scheme at Citygrove’s Westgate development in Aldershot town centre, Sotech is proud to have provided Optimate FC Secret Fix Rainscreen and Flashings in an anodized Bronze (541 and 547)…

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts

Standing alongside the Millennium Bridge joining Newcastle with Gateshead, the Baltic Arts Centre houses the city’s contemporary arts museum. This 50-metre high, former flourmill has two specially adapted, high level viewing galleries and restaurant offering…

Digital Campus, Sheffield

As the new home for the Sheffield creative community, the city’s new Digital Campus boasts an equally creative metal cladding design provided by leading manufacturer Sotech. Building 2.0 is part of the first phase of…

Paradise Street

The refurbishment of this 1970’s city centre office and retail development involved the incorporation of a new air flow extraction system which in turn necessitated the removal of unsightly surface mounted louvre panels. Following extensive…

Park View

A 1980s office block in Uxbridge has been given a modern day makeover thanks to the use of Sotech’s Optima FC rainscreen cladding system. The striking façade design of Park View, a new office development…

Hull Royal Infirmary

Hull Royal Infirmary was originally opened in 1967, and has recently received an investment of over £8 million pounds to provide new windows and an external façade for the 160ft tower block. Installed by Glass…

The Core, Science Central

The recently opened Science Central, a commercial development in Newcastle, was a specified project for Sotech and uses a bespoke version of our Optima FC Secret Fix rainscreen panels, anodised in united anodisers Regency Gold…

Krispy Kreme

Architect: Mountford Pigott Main Contractor: Intu Installer: Chemplas System: Optima FC Secret Fix Rainscreen Location: Newcastle

B Sky B

Sotech recently worked with Arup Associates, Mace Contracts and Glass Solutions to provide bespoke ACM rainscreen cladding for BskyB’s new Believe in Better Building at their headquarters in London. Designed to be a flexible space…

The Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC)

We’re extremely proud to have been part of the revolutionary MCRC project, a brand new, purpose-built, world class medical research facility in Manchester. We worked with architects Wilson Mason, installers FK Group and main contractor…

Farnham Road Hospital

Farnham Road Hospital is a healthcare development with a new £30 million, state of the art mental health facility in Guildford. Working with Laing O’ Rourke as main contractors and installers, Sotech supplied 1600m2 of…

Blackfriars Residential Development

Sotech provide rainscreen for luxury residential development – The Residence – at Blackfriars. The Residence at Blackfriars, in the heart of South East London, is a new luxury boutique residential project from Linden Homes. We worked…

City Uni, London EC1

Sotech were engaged by OCL Facades to produce over 2000 square meters of rainscreen panels in the redevelopment of City University, which included the redevelopment of three obsolescent existing halls and the provision of enhanced…

OneSubsea, P4, Aberdeen

Sotech were engaged by Charles Henshaw to produce over 2000 square meters of rainscreen cladding for the new OneSubsea building in Aberdeen. OneSubsea is the world’s leading provider of flow equipment products, systems and services…

Victoria Halls

Sotech were engaged by Elite Cladding Limited to supply 450m2 of PPC aluminium rainscreen cladding for three striking student accommodation buildings in Newcastle, Birmingham and Cardiff. Finished in PPC RAL: 1028 & 9017 – a…

Sheffield University, Durham Road Car Park

Sotech provided over 2000sqm of Aluminium Rainscreen for Sheffield University’s new multi-story carpark. The scheme included Sotech Optima IPC interlocking plank in an anodized finish and Optima FC Secret Fix Rainscreen and bespoke perforated panels…

Hyde Park Hayes 5

Hyde Park Hayes, is a modern business park located in West London office market area.  The five-story building contains 13880sqm of office floor space, together with 140 car parking spaces at surface and basement area.…

Optic Cloak, Greenwich Energy Centre

Fusing art with architecture, the design has been influenced by the ‘dazzle’ camouflage of the First World War and ideas from Cubist and Futurist paintings. A feat of modern engineering, the Greenwich Peninsula Energy Centre…

Pullman Hotel Liverpool Waterfront

Sotech were engaged by Keyclad to produce approximately 2000sqm of rainscreen cladding, finished in PPC Ral: 7048, 7022, 7039, 1018, 9005 for the landmark Pullman Hotel on Liverpool’s waterfront. The integrated 216 room four-star hotel…

Luxury residential development – The Residence

Sotech provide rainscreen for luxury residential development – The Residence – at Blackfriars. The Residence at Blackfriars, in the heart of South East London, is a new luxury boutique residential project from Linden Homes. We worked…

Imperial 2, Bromley by Bow

300 m2 of Optima XTR Contour in 6063 T6 Aluminium Extrusion and 3000 m2 of Optima TFC+ in Aluminium 3103 Grade has been used in the completion of Bromley-by-Bow in East London.  Bromley-By-Bow is…

Abbey Place, London

11,500m2 of Optima TFC+ in 3.0mm Aluminium PPC Interpon D2525 YW206F, Y4312I, Y4317I has been used in the completion of Abbey Place in London.  Sitting within walking distance of Cross Rail station, with excellent…

Leicester City Football Club Training Ground

5000m2 of Optima TFC+ in 3mm Aluminium PPC (Interpon) Y4207i `Corten Bond` has been used in the completion of the striking Leicester City Football Club training ground. As visible in the project photos, the project…

One Ashley Road, Ashley Road East

Over 4000sqm of Optima TFC+ in 3mm Aluminium polyester powder coating has been used in the completion of One Ashley Road, near Tottenham’s tube station in North London, with 5.0mm aluminium selected for column at…

Science, Engineering & Environment Building, Salford University

5500m2 of Optima TFC+ has been used in the completion of the brand new Science, Engineering and Environment building on Salford University’s Peel Park campus. As you can see from the photos, a striking colour…

Project Vita, Nottingham

400m2 Optima TFC & 230m2 Window Panels 3mm Aluminium J57S UP in United Anodisers Anolok 543 has been used in the completion of Project Vita. The 323-bedroom student accommodation, located in the heart of Nottingham…

Project Medius, Leicester

2500m2 Optima TFC in 4mm Alucobond A2 ACM Silver Metallic 500 has been used in the completion of Project Medius in Leicester.  Part of a wider £50m project on the site of the former…

Nottingham College City Hub

2400m2 of Optima TFC in 2mm Aluminium Axalta PPC has been used in the completion of the striking Nottingham College City Hub, in addition to 800lm of Feature Fin Pressings & 200m2 of Optima XPC…

Frederick Douglas Centre, Science Central, Newcastle

1,500 sqm of perforated and solid bespoke 3mm aluminium panels in Sotech’s Optima TFC system have been used in the completion of the £30m Frederick Douglass Centre for Newcastle University. Completed in 2019 as part…

Lancaster Circus

11,500/m2 3mm Aluminium 1050 Grade H14 in Optima FC & Optima TFC Systems has been used in the completion of the striking Onyx building, Lancaster Circus in Birmingham. Optima FC was selected as the client…

Discovery Quay, Salford

3900m2 Optima TFC in PPC Aluminium & 1800m2 Optima FC in Axalta PPC Aluminium have been used in the completion of the 400+ room in Salford’s latest student accommodation project. The Optima TFC system was proposed to create a ‘basket weave’ pattern to the façade…

New Era Square

5500/m2 of Optima TFC in solid Aluminium PPC and around 1000m2 of 2.0mm Aluminium 1050 Grade & 3.0mm Aluminium 1050 Grade have been used in the construction of Sheffield’s New Era Square, a £66 million…

Queen Street, Glasgow

3,500/m2 of Aluminium J57S Grade Anodised in UNITED ANODISERS Regency Gold 3 has been used in Glasgow’s Queen Street Station; a station expected to see a 40% increase in users by 2030. The Optima Through…

Oman Air Traffic Control, Oman

Optima TFC & Specialist Pressings in 3.0mm Aluminium J57S Grade, Anodised in united anodisers Anolok 541 were selected for the new Oman air traffic control centre in Oman. Optima TFC, Sotech’s through fixed cassette rainscreen…

Horizon Heights, Student Accommodation, Liverpool

4500m2 of Optima FC, TFC, IPC & Feature Fabrications in Aluminium Axalta PPC has been used in the completion of Horizon Heights student accommodation at Liverpool Lime Street. Positioned by Liverpool Lime Street train station,…

Calico, Norton Street, Liverpool

6500m2 of Optima TFC in 2.0mm Reynolux Pre-Coat & 2.0mm Aluminium Axalta PPC has been used in the completion of the £36 million student accommodation on Norton Street, Liverpool. The Reynolux Pre-Coat was chosen due…

Hilton Garden Inn, London Heathrow T2 Hotel

6000sqm of Optima TFC in PPC Ral: Saphire has been used in the brand new Hilton Garden Inn, London Heathrow T2 Hotel. Project Details: Project: Hilton Garden Inn, London Heathrow T2 Hotel System: Optima TFC Finish:…

Northshore – Hilton Stockton

700 sqm of Optima TFC in 3.0 mm Aluminium J57S UNITED ANODISERS Regency Gold 1 has been used on the brand new Northshore Hilton hotel in Stockton in the North East. Optima TFC was selected…

Conway Council

Optima IPC Euromax Tecu Copper & IPC Silver Euras, Optima TFC/IPC Hybrid Euromax Tecu Copper & Optima LZ – Anodised Regency Gold 2 PROJECT DETAILS: Project name: Conway Rd, Colwyn Bay Location: Liverpool Lime Street Sector:…

Brunel Place

5,500m2 of a specially designed rainscreen cladding system – a hybrid of Sotech Optima’s FC & TFC systems – has been used in the £450m regeneration of Slough town centre. The hybrid system, which was…

White Rose Shopping Centre Leeds

Over 1200/m2 of Alucobond Silver Metallic 500 and 900/m2 of Aluminium Anodised in united anodisers Regency Gold 1 have been used in the completion of White Rose Shopping Centre in Leeds. With its unique flatness,…

Thorpe Park, Leeds

We are delighted to bring you a range of photos showing the use of Optima TFC – 2mm Aluminium J57S `UP` IN UNITED ANODISERS Regency Gold 1, complete with feature fin pressings at random panel…

Hill Court, Pitt Street, Newcastle upon Tyne

Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne Installer: Dane Architectural Systems Main Contractor: George Downing Architect: Simpson Haugh Architects System: Optima TFC & Flashings Material & Finish: 3mm PPC RAL 9006 & 9007

Vue Cinema

Approximately 400m2 of Optima TFC was selected for the refurbishment of the Vue Cinema in Walton-le-Dale, Preston. Finished in PPC (in various Axalta colours), the modernisation of the building consists of a large new façade,…

Chrisp Street

Sotech’s extensive portfolio in the residential sector has recently been expanded with our work on the Bellway Homes project, Chrisp Street, located in Poplar, London’s East End. Installed by BR Hodgson, the Chrisp Street project…

Glow, Bluewater Shopping Centre

Sotech provided Optima TFC rainscreen, and a feature bullnose, Glow is a striking events venue providing Bluewater, Europe’s largest retail destination, with a year round consumer focused leisure experience. TFC rainscreen panels in yellow polyester…

Premier Inn Broadacre House

Installer: Norking Aluminium Main Contractor: GMI Construction System: Optima TFC Location: Bradford

Copthorne Hotel, Sheffield

Architect: WCEC Architects Main Contractor: GMI Construction Installer: Norking Aluminium System: Optima TFC Through Fix Cassette Rainscreen Material / Finish: Copper Location: Sheffield

Freya’s Cabin

Architect: Studio Weave Contractor: Millimetre System: Optima TFC Through Fix Cassette Rainscreen Material/Finish: Nordic Gold Copper Location: Keilder  

One North East

    Installer: Metal Cladding Systems System: Sotech Optima TFC, Through Fix Cassette Rainscreen Architect: Redbox Design Material/Finish: PRE-PAINT Aluminium  Location: Newcastle

Brentside School, Ealing

With cost parameters ruling out the use of pre-patinated copper for the Brentside School project, Sotech offered an alternative Optima TFC aluminium cladding panel with a pvf2 paint finish resembling the natural copper and with…

Erie Basin

Towering above Manchester’s Salford Quays, the new Erie Basin residential development has benefitted from a rainscreen solution that offers more than just face value thanks to Sotech’s fully engineered Optima TFC cassette cladding system. Offering…

New Festival Quarter

Sotech recently provided our Optima TFC Through Fix Cassette rainscreen system for New Festival Quarter, a residential project that was nominated for Best Large Development at the First Time Buyer Readers’ Awards 2015. Working with…

The View, Downing Plaza

The View, Downing plaza, is phase 3 of a series of student accommodation located in the heart of Newcastle City Centre.2300sqm of Sotech Optima TFC, through fix cassette rainscreen cladding was used on this visually…

First Street, Manchester

First Street is a new development in the heart of Manchester city centre, with a range of culture, leisure, retail and commercial spaces coming together to create a vibrant new community in this thriving area…

NEC Resorts Development

We are extremely excited to have been part of the groundbreaking new leisure and entertainment complex in Birmingham, the NEC Resort World. Sotech supplied 4500m2 of Optima TFC Through Fix Cassette rainscreen cladding system in…

The Foundry

We recently manufactured over 1300m2 of our Optima TFC Through Fix Cassette rainscreen cladding for the brand new luxury student development, the Foundry in Newcastle. Working with Faulkner Brown Architects, installers Indbuild and main contractor…

The Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC)

We’re extremely proud to have been part of the revolutionary MCRC project, a brand new, purpose-built, world class medical research facility in Manchester. We worked with architects Wilson Mason, installers FK Group and main contractor…

Blackfriars Residential Development

Sotech provide rainscreen for luxury residential development – The Residence – at Blackfriars. The Residence at Blackfriars, in the heart of South East London, is a new luxury boutique residential project from Linden Homes. We worked…

Green Point, Colindale, London

Working closely with installers Metclad Contracts to help develop an arrangement which was both cost efficient and give the appearance the architect envisaged, our Optima TFC Through Fix Cassette Rainscreen was provided for the residential…

Hessle High School

Sotech are proud to have been involved in the £18.5 million rebuild of Hessle High School and Sixth-Form College in East Yorkshire. Previously, the school was split over two sites. Following the rebuild, the school…

Grimsby Leisure

Sotech were engaged by Chemplas to produce over 600 square meters of Optima TFC Landscape Panels for the build of the £8.4m state-of-the-art leisure facility in Grimsby. Whilst being the most economical rainscreen solution, the…

St Vincent Plaza, Glasgow

Sotech were engaged by Keyclad to produce over 2000 square meters of rainscreen cladding for St Vincent Plaza in Glasgow, an outstanding new development comprising 172,000 sq ft of exceptional Grade A office space with panoramic…

Hallam University, Charles Street

Specified by Bond Bryan Architects the development sought to respond to the historical significance of the site whilst creating a modern and contemporary facility for the University. The top of the building includes a unique…

Luxury residential development – The Residence

Sotech provide rainscreen for luxury residential development – The Residence – at Blackfriars. The Residence at Blackfriars, in the heart of South East London, is a new luxury boutique residential project from Linden Homes. We worked…

Sotech provide multiple systems and colours for Loughbrough Park Estates development

Located in Brixton, the Loughbrough Park Estates development is one of Sotech’s most recent residential case studies. Working with OCL Facades and Countryside Properties, we provided our quality rainscreen panels in 3 separate systems; Optima…

Ferry Lane

25,000m2 of 6063 T6 Aluminium Extrusions have been used in the completion of Ferry Lane in Walthamstow. This was the first large scale development of Sotech’s extruded profiles range, now referred to as Optima XTR…

Imperial 2, Bromley by Bow

300 m2 of Optima XTR Contour in 6063 T6 Aluminium Extrusion and 3000 m2 of Optima TFC+ in Aluminium 3103 Grade has been used in the completion of Bromley-by-Bow in East London.  Bromley-By-Bow is…

Bath Court, Birmingham

2,500/m2 of Extruded Aluminium 6063 T6 Grade has been used in the production of bespoke extrusions for the brand new 435 bed Bath Court student accommodation scheme in Birmingham. This has been a fascinating project…

Plot C1, English Cities Fund (ECF) – New Bailey, Salford Quays

8300 SQM of Optima FC+, Optima FC+ perforated panels and Optima IPC (soffits) have been used in the completion of the 23-storey New Bailey building in Salford Quays.  Optima FC+ was selected for a…

Bournemouth Gateway Building

Over 3000sqm of Sotech Optima IPC rainscreen cladding has been used in the development of the Bournemouth Gateway Building (BGB). Working closely with anodising partner United Anodisers, the Optima Interlocking Plank finished in anodised Anolok regency gold, natural and Anolok bronze,…

Horizon Heights, Student Accommodation, Liverpool

4500m2 of Optima FC, TFC, IPC & Feature Fabrications in Aluminium Axalta PPC has been used in the completion of Horizon Heights student accommodation at Liverpool Lime Street. Positioned by Liverpool Lime Street train station,…

Queen Margaret Academy, Ayr

1400m2 of Optima IPC in A1 rated 2mm Pre-Coat Aluminium Copper Patina has been used in the completion of Queen Margaret Academy in Aye. The new £25 million building, which can accommodate up to 800…

Roden Court

700sqm of 2mm Reynolux Precoat RAL 6021 has been used at Roden Court, London. The client selected the precoated finish to replicate a Patina Copper effect in a solid flat colour. The Reynolux material was…

Conway Council

Optima IPC Euromax Tecu Copper & IPC Silver Euras, Optima TFC/IPC Hybrid Euromax Tecu Copper & Optima LZ – Anodised Regency Gold 2 PROJECT DETAILS: Project name: Conway Rd, Colwyn Bay Location: Liverpool Lime Street Sector:…

Evelyn Grace Academy

Riba Stirling Prize winner, Evelyn Grace Academy in Brixton South London, benefits from a flowing facade integrating seamlessly with Sotech’s elegant Optima IPC Rainscreen Cladding. The external facades of the academy, designed by award wining…

Birmingham Children’s Hospital

500m2 of Optima Interlocking Wall Plank (IPC) was chosen for Birmingham Children’s Hospital on Whittall Street in Birmingham. Part of a £37.5 million pound project, the new hospital will be home to the UK’s first…

Houghton Primary Health Centre

The building, which has become the first healthcare project to be awarded a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating, and was recently awarded the title of Best Healthcare Building in the UK, brings together a combination of social…

Leeds University

The 3400 m2 EnergyResearchBuilding in Leeds is an extension to the existing engineering complex. It houses 170 staff and students from the Faculty of Engineering. The overall project was valued at £7.9 million. The original…

Newcastle University Viewing Box

Installer: European Roofing Systems System: Optima XPC Extruded Interlocking Plank Material/Finish: PPC Aluminium Location: Newcastle

Northern Ballet & Phoenix Dance Theatre

The Northern Ballet project is a new £12 million city centre dance building for Northern Ballet and Phoenix Dance Theatre, the largest centre for dance in the UK outside London.   Located in the thriving…

NBV Enterprise Centre

We partnered with Franklin Ellie Architects, and Construction Services to provide 800sqm of rainscreen cladding for the high-specification, eco-friendly refurbishment of the NBV Enterprise Centre in Nottingham. The renovation project creates a new state of…

GWQ Barratt Homes LDN

Sotech recently worked with installers Stanmore on the Barratt Homes residential development Westgate House, which was a £500 million mixed-use regeneration project, designed by London-based Assael Architecture and located in Brentford, Middlesex. Westgate House is…

Sheffield University, Durham Road Car Park

Sotech provided over 2000sqm of Aluminium Rainscreen for Sheffield University’s new multi-story carpark. The scheme included Sotech Optima IPC interlocking plank in an anodized finish and Optima FC Secret Fix Rainscreen and bespoke perforated panels…

Sotech provide multiple systems and colours for Loughbrough Park Estates development

Located in Brixton, the Loughbrough Park Estates development is one of Sotech’s most recent residential case studies. Working with OCL Facades and Countryside Properties, we provided our quality rainscreen panels in 3 separate systems; Optima…

South Shields Interchange Hub

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

Collaborative Teaching Lab, Birmingham Uni

1400 sqm of the unique Sotech Optima Shingle System has been used on the Collaborative Teaching Laboratory, Birmingham University. The shingles were Anodised in United Anodisers Regency Gold 2, 2.5 & 3, the finish was…

Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK)

Sotech provided Optima Shingles in Anodised Aluminium for the UK’s first open innovative bioscience campus, pioneering an unique culture to drive early stage biotech, pharma and medtech developments. Sotech was commissioned to design and manufacture…

NIA, Birmingham

Sotech were engaged by BAM to produce over 1100 square meters (9700 individual parts) of Copper Shingles in the refurb of The NIA. Now renamed the Barclaycard Arena, this is one of the busiest, large…

Optima Shingles (in TECU® copper) used in NIA Refurb

Sotech were engaged by BAM to produce over 1100 square meters (9700 individual parts) of Copper Shingles in the refurb of The NIA. Now renamed the Barclaycard Arena, this is one of the busiest, large…

Featured Bespoke Case Studies

The Lumen, Newcastle Helix

The brand new flagship office space, designed from the ground up to cater for the flexible demands of modern business, offers over 100,000 sq ft of Grade A offices, providing modern workspace for over 1,200…

Milton Keynes Car Park

4500 ‘Waffle Box’ units have been manufactured as bespoke fabrications for the brand new £30m centre:mk multi-story car park in Milton Keynes. There were 5no shades blue colours, with 2no gloss variations, giving a total…

Beaufort Park, London

2500mm2 of ACM A2 Core has been used in the construction of Beaufort Park, a new development in Colindale, in the London Borough of Barnet. ACM A2 Core was selected as it offered significant flatness…

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY, AIRC BUILDING

Designed by the design team at CPMG Architects and featuring Sotech Optima’s Bespoke Cassette Panels in Larson ACM Ral: 7043 & 1018, the building has been recognised in the Best Large Commercial Building award category.…

Regent High School

Architect: ANA Architect Main Contractor: BAM Construction Installer: Glass Solutions System: Optima FC Secret Fix Rainscreen Material/Finish: PPC Aluminium Location: Camden

Staffordshire University Science & Technology Centre

Sotech provided Optima FC Secret Fix rainscreen cladding on this new £30 million BREEAM Excellent Staffordshire University Science & Technology Centre designed by Sheppard Robson, features a first for Sotech. Finished in anodised aluminium, the…

One Ashley Road, Ashley Road East

Over 4000sqm of Optima TFC+ in 3mm Aluminium polyester powder coating has been used in the completion of One Ashley Road, near Tottenham’s tube station in North London, with 5.0mm aluminium selected for column at…

Lancaster University School of Mathematics (LUSoM)

300m2 of Optima FC+ in 3.0mm Aluminium PPC Interpon D2525 Y2217F has been used in the completion of Lancaster University’s School of Mathemtatics. Optima FC+ was specified in order to create the feature `Zig-Zag` pattern.…

Frederick Douglas Centre, Science Central, Newcastle

1,500 sqm of perforated and solid bespoke 3mm aluminium panels in Sotech’s Optima TFC system have been used in the completion of the £30m Frederick Douglass Centre for Newcastle University. Completed in 2019 as part…

The Lumen, Newcastle Helix

The brand new flagship office space, designed from the ground up to cater for the flexible demands of modern business, offers over 100,000 sq ft of Grade A offices, providing modern workspace for over 1,200…

Horizon Heights, Student Accommodation, Liverpool

4500m2 of Optima FC, TFC, IPC & Feature Fabrications in Aluminium Axalta PPC has been used in the completion of Horizon Heights student accommodation at Liverpool Lime Street. Positioned by Liverpool Lime Street train station,…

Queenshurt Kingston

Project Details Project name: Queenshurst, Kingston Gasworks Location, Kingston Upon Thames Installer: OCL Facades Client: Berkeley Homes Architect: Carey Jones Architects Sector: Residentail Product/Material: 5000sqm. Optima LZ in PPC Anodic Steel Bronze Y2206F

Milton Keynes Car Park

4500 ‘Waffle Box’ units have been manufactured as bespoke fabrications for the brand new £30m centre:mk multi-story car park in Milton Keynes. There were 5no shades blue colours, with 2no gloss variations, giving a total…

Beaufort Park, London

2500mm2 of ACM A2 Core has been used in the construction of Beaufort Park, a new development in Colindale, in the London Borough of Barnet. ACM A2 Core was selected as it offered significant flatness…

Chaucer House, Portsmouth

3300sqm of Optima Bespoke Through-Fix panels in 3mm Aluminium PPC Axalta,  have been provided for the development of Chaucer House in Portsmouth. Project details: Location: Portsmouth Installer: Metclad Contracts Main Contractor: RG Group Architect: Cooley Architects System:…

St Andrews Square, Edinburgh

Over 700 Brushed Nordic Royal Copper fins have been added to the commercial and retail development in the historic St Andrews Square in Edinburgh. Chosen because it changes the appearance of the building as the…

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY, AIRC BUILDING

Designed by the design team at CPMG Architects and featuring Sotech Optima’s Bespoke Cassette Panels in Larson ACM Ral: 7043 & 1018, the building has been recognised in the Best Large Commercial Building award category.…

Aldwych House

System: Optima FC Material: 3mm Aluminium Finish: Powder Coated Syntha Pulvin XDKC 038 Bronze Customer: Structura Limited

Glow, Bluewater Shopping Centre

Sotech provided Optima TFC rainscreen, and a feature bullnose, Glow is a striking events venue providing Bluewater, Europe’s largest retail destination, with a year round consumer focused leisure experience. TFC rainscreen panels in yellow polyester…

Regent High School

Architect: ANA Architect Main Contractor: BAM Construction Installer: Glass Solutions System: Optima FC Secret Fix Rainscreen Material/Finish: PPC Aluminium Location: Camden

First Direct Arena

The stunning new £60 million first direct Arena in the northern quarter of Leeds operated by SMG Europe, features Sotech’s back-lit perforated panels which light up the Leeds skyline with a kaleidoscope of ever-changing colours,…

Silverstone University Technical College

Perforated feature rainscreen cladding panels applied to large flat elevations can add both detail and relief. The state-of-the-art Silverstone University Technical College, a brand new centre of excellence designed by HKS Architects and due to…

Staffordshire University Science & Technology Centre

Sotech provided Optima FC Secret Fix rainscreen cladding on this new £30 million BREEAM Excellent Staffordshire University Science & Technology Centre designed by Sheppard Robson, features a first for Sotech. Finished in anodised aluminium, the…

Liverpool South Parkway Station

The design of the new Liverpool South Parkway Interchange not only looks stunning but the engineering involved in meeting the architect’s vision pushed many of the materials and methods of construction beyond what had previously…

Xscape

The 375,000 square metres, £70m ski dome at Braehead, near Glasgow features a 200 metre long ski slope and also includes a cinema, retail outlets and restaurants. A major design feature is the purple ‘picture…

The Elements, Almondvale Shopping Centre Car Park

Sotech has proved to be just the ticket for a recent car park development in Scotland after the leading manufacturer created a bespoke extruded aluminium baguette rainscreen cladding system that would successfully replicate the appearance…

Darlington Business Growth Hub

Darlington Business Growth Hub, a new multi million pound facility in the heart of Darlington, has been completed using 350sqm of Optima perforated panels. Working with Indbuild and PNHS Architects, we provided a rainscreen solution…

The Sky Health and Fitness Centre

The Sky Health and Fitness Centre is a new build project providing the full range of health and fitness facilities for the Sky Media Group in Brentford, Middlesex. Sotech worked with architects and engineers Arup,…

Aker Solutions, AIBP, Aberdeen

Sotech were engaged by Charles Henshaw to produce 2200 square meters of bespoke glazed in traypanels for the new Aker Solutions building on Aberdeen International Business Park (AIBP), which occupies the premier out of town…

Elephant Road

Sotech were engaged by McMullen Facades to produce over 4000m2 of 3mm Aluminium J57S Anodised Anolok 545 panels in the development of the new £10.5 million high-rise residential development on Elephant Road, London. Formerly known…

National Hockey Centre

The Glasgow National Hockey Centre was constructed for the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and includes two synthetic hockey pitches, player facilities and a permanent stand for spectators. The centre is also home of Rottenrow Hockey Club To…

Pullman Hotel, Liverpool Exhibition Centre

Sotech were engaged by Keyclad to produce approximately 2000sqm of rainscreen cladding, finished in PPC Ral: 7048, 7022, 7039, 1018, 9005 for the landmark Pullman Hotel on Liverpool’s waterfront. The integrated 216 room four-star hotel…

Sheffield University, Durham Road Car Park

Sotech provided over 2000sqm of Aluminium Rainscreen for Sheffield University’s new multi-story carpark. The scheme included Sotech Optima IPC interlocking plank in an anodized finish and Optima FC Secret Fix Rainscreen and bespoke perforated panels…

Bath Road, Slough

To accommodate the architects vision of a modern and clean crisp look to the building while giving sizes that are robust and create impact.  The material and product selected was 3500sqm. Sotech Bespoke Secret Fix…

Optima Glazed In Traypanels Used in New Aker Solutions Building

Sotech were engaged by Charles Henshaw to produce 2200 square meters of bespoke glazed in traypanels for the new Aker Solutions building on Aberdeen International Business Park (AIBP), which occupies the premier out of town…

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