Rainscreen Cladding | Inspiration for Retail Projects

Anodic Brushed High Gloss - First Street Project - retail

Bring your shopping centre, cinema or food complex design to life with a vast range of rainscreen cladding systems, materials and finishes for your retail project.

From complex geometrical shapes, such as the  3.5 metre wide bespoke feature panels forming the curved and sloping bullnose of ‘Glow’ at Bluewater Shopping Centre (see case study below) to extruded aluminium baguette rainscreen cladding that replicates the appearance of traditional terracotta (see The Elements, Almondvale Shopping Centre Car Park below), we can provide you with the exact look, finish and quality you want.


We are proud to boast a highly technical and passionate team of designers, engineers and project managers. Call our Technical Hotline (0191 587 9213) and an expert will advise you on the best system, material and finish for your individual retail project.

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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.