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  • AIRC

About This Project

Location: Cranfield
Main Contractor: Metclad Contracts
Architect: CPMG Architects
SystemBespoke Cassette Panels  
MaterialLarson ACM 
Finish: Ral: 7043 & 1018


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. CPMG Architects has been recognised for delivering an exceptional building design which has had a positive impact on communities.


The £35m research centre, based at Cranfield University, fosters aerospace collaboration between industry and academia. It includes the latest aerospace research technology including air traffic management (ATM) and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) laboratories, flight simulators, a virtual wind tunnel and a 1500 sqm Open Space laboratory.


Opened in October 2017, the AIRC project has won a ‘Design Through Innovation Award’ at the region RICS awards. The AIRC project will now compete to be overall category winner at the national RICS Awards 2018 Grand Final, to be held in London in November 2018.







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.


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