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.
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.
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.
Project name: Unite White Rose
Installer: Metclad Contracts
Main Contractor: RG Group
Architect: Rio Architects Limited
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March 11, 2020