1400 sqm of the unique Sotech Optima Shingle System has been used on the Collaborative Teaching Laboratory, Birmingham University. The shingles were Anodised Regency Gold 2, 2.5 & 3, the finish was selected to create a scaled texture, which can be seen in the project photography.
This stunning façade had to be flexible enough to accommodate the practical demands of a modern building.
Due to a requirement to ventilate the high level plantroom, the shingles in this area were perforated and fixed to a bespoke support grid, which integrates seamlessly with the surrounding cladding.
To ensure the outcome met the brief, and to ensure 100% accuracy on site, Sotech manufactured mockups and specific lay direction simulations to test formed corners.
The new purpose-built facility represents an investment of over £40 million in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects at the University.
Sotech is proud to have been involved in such a striking and important project.
Installer: MAC Roofing & Cladding
Main Contractor: Morgan Sindall
Architect: Sheppard Robson Architects
System: Optima Shingle
Material: Anodised Regency Gold