About This Project



Architect: FaulknerBrowns
Main Contractor: Laing O’Rourke
Installer: Lakesmere Ltd
Material / FinishACM & pvdf
System: Specialist Fabrications
Location: Glasgow



The 375,000 square metres, £70m ski dome at Braehead, near Glasgow features a 200 metre long ski slope and also includes a cinema, retail outlets and restaurants.


A major design feature is the purple ‘picture frame’ set into the side elevation fabricated by Sotech as special soffits (using interlocking wall planks) and which incorporate a unique ‘secret fix’ system. Optima cassette rainscreen cladding is used for the sides of the ‘picture frame’.


A special three-coat paint system was used on the 2000m2 of pre-coated PVdF aluminium to match the Xscape corporate colours.

Scotland, Glasgow, ACM, All Case Studies, Leisure