Main Contractor: Laing O’Rourke
Installer: Lakesmere Ltd
Material / Finish: ACM & pvdf
System: Specialist Fabrications
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.