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About This Project

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 was required on the building.

 

 

Using the latest 3D software, Sotech and Metclad worked closely in developing the project specific interface details, which included panels meeting at various angles and planes. Two full scale mock-ups were erected at Metclad’s head office for the project team to review prior to starting onsite. This allowed the Metclad’s installation team to establish the best sequence of install and gave the client the opportunity to modify any details before final sign-off.

 

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Producing the mock-ups ensured any challenges were overcome prior to the project commencing.

 

White Rose View is located near the University of Leeds and will cater for 976 students. The £55m scheme will be a great addition for Leeds’ growing number of students.

 

The project comprises two new high rise towers standing at 27 & 17 stories. The development will include a commercial space at Ground Floor level which JD Wetherspoons will occupy and also a 90 bay basement car park for the neighbouring office block.

 

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BENEFITS OF THE IMPROVED OPTIMA FC+

 

In June 2020, Sotech unveiled an evolution of its original hook on secret fix rainscreen solution, Optima FC. Featuring an innovative slide and lock adjustment mechanism, carrier rail hooks can now be locked in position on site by installers, rather than in the factory, leading to significantly reduced lead times for all parties. Named “Optima FC+”, the improved system is an evolution of Optima FC – a hook-on secret fix rainscreen system.

 

  • Suitable for large and bespoke panel sizes.
  • Improved ventilation & drainage as the ventilation paths are much bigger than the original FC.
  • Precision fit and finish with 20mm joints in both directions.
  • Mechanical fixing methods and no use of adhesives, providing true A1 and A2 cladding systems.
  • User friendly with quick and easy adjustment on site.
  • Reduced lead times with slide and lock hook adjustment mechanism.
  • Can be fixed top down, or bottom up.
  • Individual panel removal and replacement.
  • Fire tested to BS8414, and classified to BR135 for high rise buildings.
  • Full range of Euroclass A1 and A2 – s1,d0 panel materials from 2mm – 4mm.
  • CWCT tested and certified.
  • NBS specifications available tailored to your project.
  • Full technical back up throughout.
  • Details available in PDF, DWG and BIM packages.
  • Designed to work in harmony with Siderise OCSI products.

 

PROJECT DETAILS:

 

Project name: Unite White Rose

Location: Leeds

Sector: Education

Installer: Metclad Contracts

Main Contractor: RG Group

Architect: Rio Architects Limited

 

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