Rainscreen Cladding | Inspiration for the Culture and Leisure Sector

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Bring your leisure facility or iconic cultural building to life with a vast range of rainscreen cladding systems, materials and finishes.

From back-lit perforated rainscreen panels which can light up a skyline (see Leeds Arena below) with a kaleidoscope of ever-changing colours, to structurally insulated rainscreen panels (SIPS) which provide a high degree of weather tightness and thermal insulation (see Northern Ballet & Phoenix Dance Theatre below) we are very proud of the range and versatility of our rainscreen panels.


If you’re about to begin a new project, call our Technical Hotline (0191 587 9213) and an expert will advise you on the best system, material and finish for your individual project.

Culture and Leisure Case Studies:

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Want to learn more about our systems, materials and finishes? Click on a material below and we’ll show you the system and finish options for that material. You’ll also see a wider range of case studies for inspiration.

Testing / Warranty

Sotech’s commitment to authentic engineering capability has been witnessed over several years in the testing of products as they are being developed.


From the earliest designs of the Sotech Optima solid aluminium cassette rainscreen system, Optima TFC, tested at BRE, Garston for wind serviceability and safety, air permeability and water penetration for Erie Basin, Manchester project.

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All certificates are available on request.

Speak to an expert

If you require advice with design detail, assistance with a specification or to discuss your project in detail contact our technical department who have over 35 years experience in the construction industry. The team is on hand to provide knowledge and support at every stage of your project.