Rainbow Pigmented Pre-Weathered Zinc Sheet and Zinc Shingles by elZinc
Coast Bournemouth: zinc cladding at the seaside
A new development of luxury seafront apartments known as ‘Coast’ is the first in the UK to take advantage of elZinc Slate Advance. Specifically designed for use in marine environments, elZinc Slate Advance has a protective coating which provides a barrier to salt damage and allows the salt to be washed off so it cannot eat into the metal . Read about the project here.
Vita Student Newcastle – timeless yet contemporary zinc and stone
Vita Student Newcastle is a new development of 259 high quality student accommodation studios. Surrounded by eight listed buildings the architect worked with Historic England and the city’s planning and design officers to develop a contemporary facade with a timeless quality. Read about the project here.
The Alchemist, Salford Quays – Cladding a Gold Folded Box
Between the towers of MediaCityUK and Michael Wilford’s The Lowry, sits a small but perfectly formed gold parcel – a new home for The Alchemist, an innovative cocktail bar and restaurant which will open at the end of August 2017. Read about the project here.
Copper and Copper Alloys by KME Tecu
When the Grove Hotel, as part of an ongoing developement programme, created the Cedar Suite they wanted an oval copper-clad structure that will act as a stand-alone wedding and events space for the hotel with its own unique quality and relationship to the garden. Read about the project here
Natural and Pre-Weathered Zinc by NedZink
Bolton College STEM Centre
Bolton College has opened the doors of a brand new state-of-the-art STEM Centre to provide support for learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. The new 1800m2 centre completes the Deane Road campus and aims to increase aspiration to young people by offering different options following secondary school. Read about the project here
Lead by example
A bold addition to Northbrook College’s West Durrington campus has provided new facilities for students and staff and improved the visibility of the college in the local community. The new learning Resource Centre forms the social heart of the redesigned campus, with its new entrance, three-storey atrium, library and refectory. Read about the project here
Zinc shingles on the Amphibious House
One of the most innovative private houses to be completed recently in the UK is this amphibious house, featured twice on Channel 4’s Grand Designs. We spoke to Robert Barker of Baca Architects about how the project came about, and why they chose to use zinc shingles to clad it. Read about the project here
As above, so below
The versatility of zinc is clear at Imperial Tobacco’s Bristol HQ, where it moves from roof to façade to become a smart coat that will withstand all weather. Crisp lines, generous bright spaces and high quality natural materials define the £18m Imperial Tobacco HQ in Bristol. Read about the project here