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South Shields Interchange Hub

Work nearing completion at South Shields Interchange Hub

1200 msq of Optima Shingles in striking 1.0mm J57S Anodised Regency Gold has been used in the development of the brand new South Shields Interchange Hub in the North East.

South Shields Interchange Hub

The client chose Optima Shingles in Anodised Regency Gold as they required a durable finish with a secret system. Optima Shingles also offer a small profile covering with a shallow clad zone.

South Shields Interchange Hub

The £21m building will bring together a modern bus station and relocated Metro station in the heart of South Shields.

South Shields Interchange Hub

“The diamond lay shingle pattern gives a very uniform aesthetic. The variation in the Anodised colours goes well with the small shingles.” Jamie Smith, Estimator at Sotech Optima.


  • Sheet metal shingles offer a cladding solution where different shapes including rectangular, rhomboid and diamond shape that can be utilised to create a weathered façade.
  • Almost limitless range of permutations of size, shape and material. Material thickness from 0.5mm to 1.5mm.
  • Thinner materials are popular to achieve a quilted or fish scale type of undulating appearance. Part shingles available to create straight starting lines.
  • Optima shingle cladding is engineered to seamlessly integrate with all other building façade elements such as windows, doors and louvres.
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