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Ferry Lane

Sotech was approached by OCL Facades to assist in designing three new façade systems for Ferry Lane, an £110m project that regenerates the former Ferry Lane Industrial Site along Walthamstow’s High Maynard Reservoir, into an environmentally-sensitive, high-quality and sustainable Build to Rent development.

Sotech’s element of the project is due for completion in March 2019, CWCT testing has been carried out on the three bespoke cladding systems to confirm the suitability of the rainscreen cladding build up.

Managed by OCL, the tests were arranged to provide assurance that the cladding will perform as expected when subjected to various levels of water, air and solid object impact.

The testing included test pressure requirements based on design and wind load, exfiltration, air leakage, impact and suction.

Because façade failure is the most common cause of failure in a new building (according to CWCT), it’s important to combine innovative design and expert industry insight with CWCT testing. Combined with a solid installation process, all parties can have peace-of-mind that a product will deliver as intended.

The development is currently one of the largest purpose-build rental developments in the UK.  Previously the site of a rundown industrial estate, the redevelopment of Ferry Lane provides 480 new private rental sector (PRS) affordable homes, along with 20,000 square feet of commercial opportunity and community spaces.

Designed to achieve Home Quality Mark Level 2, achieve energy savings 36 percent below Part L 2013, and meet BREEAM Excellent for the commercial areas, the project stays true to its sustainable aims.

We are very proud to be involved in Legal & Generals flagship ‘Build to Rent’ development with OCL Facades, who will be carrying out the Metsec, Curtain Walling and the Sotech Bespoke Aluminium Cladding.




From the earliest tests of our Optima TFC system at BRE through to the most recent large-scale testing of bespoke systems in Exova, Dubai, ‘safety’ has always been our primary concern, followed closely by outstanding design, flawless finishes and an end to end proactively managed production line.

Established in 1982, Sotech is a leading manufacturer of bespoke metal rainscreen cladding and architectural façade systems. When you choose us, you’re choosing a safe pair of hands.

If you have a design in mind for a new project, please contact us as early as you can in the process. We will be on hand to advise in all aspects of the specification process and will work with you to organise and complete a project specific test.




Location: Ferry Lane, Walthamstow
Installer:  OCL Facades
Main Contractor: Galliford Try
System: Bespoke Extruded Rainscreen
Material & Finish: PPC Aluminium
Architect:  Assael Architects
Sector: Residential







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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