Sotech were engaged by Charles Henshaw to produce over 1600 square meters of rainscreen cladding for Statoil’s (the Norwegian oil and gas major) new 60,000 square foot HQ located on the Prime Four Business Park at Kingswell, just west of Aberdeen.
Covering 60,000 square foot, with room to grow, the new Statoil House has been built to Statoil’s specifications by UK building and civil engineering company Sir Robert McAlpine under a contract with park developers Drum Property Group.
The Sotech Optima FC system was selected for the project due to the precise coordination between panel and substructure that presents a pristine appearance without the use of visible fixings. TFC was also selected as accurate installation is both simple and speedy.
In addition to the traditional systems, Sotech designed bespoke window and cill panels, which were designed to add depth to the façade.
The panels were finished in Alucobond Natural Copper 412. The Alucobond Natural series is a subtle rapprochement to real metals without its inconvenience creating a refined metallic look.
The new building Statoil business now serves as the operations center and head office for Statoil’s development and production activities in the UK and Ireland.
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