Installer: Sage Roofing & Cladding
System: Optima IPC
Architect: BDP Architects
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 pioneering Rare Diseases Centre for children – as well as a cancer centre and three new operating theatres.
Optima’s IPC rainscreen cladding system was chosen because the Interlocking Pressed Plank can be secretly fixed onto extruded aluminium support framework horizontally, vertically or diagonally in a variety of materials.
Sotech worked closely with the client, providing samples in multiple forms including Polished Aluminium and Unatex Anodised. Bright Polished Stainless Steel was chosen over Anodised as they created a mirrored effect.
The range of colours provides an aesthetically pleasing look with 3no different colours and 6no gloss levels. The building looks particularly striking at night due to the lighting behind the panels.
The hospital will provide world-class facilities for children and young people; improving care for young people with cancer and rare diseases.
If you have a specific design or requirement in mind for your project, we’d love to arrange a visit or call with you to discuss the best systems, materials and finishes for your individual project.
When you book a consultation with one of our technical advisors we will arrange to visit you on site, discuss your design over the phone or alternatively you’re welcome to visit our factory and training facility to see our rain screen systems, materials and finishes up close and personal.