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There was an exceptional level of detailing on
this project and our in-house fabrication expertise
and cutting and drilling equipment were critical
to answering the demands of such complex
requirements, with production schedules managed
to reflect the programme on-site.
Thanks to those capabilities and our attention
to detail, every piece of the façade proved to be a
perfect fit on-site and the specially prefabricated
units enabled much faster installation.
The design concept called for a matte, slateeffect
finish to create an illusion of infinite space
between the expanses of bronze across the long
façades on each side of the cinema building and
the shaded glass façades at the rear. The same
finish was specified for all the frontages of the
new restaurant outlets.
The SureClad ceramic granite was considered
alongside other materials, and its quality and
performance demonstrated clear advantages
over natural slate, delivering comparable visual
impact with enhanced strength, performance and
Not only does the ceramic granite system
avoid the natural fissures, variations and
vulnerabilities of natural slate, it also offers
a depth of colour that cannot be guaranteed
consistently with a quarried material.
Moreover, the benefits of the ceramic
granite system go beyond the aesthetic. The
façade system is UV-stable and frost-proof with
excellent freeze/thaw resistance, it will not fade
or discolour over time and is not susceptible to
graffiti. SureClad is also lightweight but durable
and robust, ensuring an excellent service life and
long-term aesthetic performance.
Construction of ‘The Village’ at the White Rose
Shopping Centre is now completed and the
SureClad façade not only provides a high-quality
appearance, but also creates impact with contrast
of texture, finish and colour. This ensures that the
brand and colour palette of each occupier stands
out within the public realm.
Whilst the matte ‘Rio Black’ ceramic granite
SureClad façade provides the natural look and
feel of slate, it is also working in tried-and-tested
combination with Kingspan’s Karrier panel system
to offer an ideal mix of performance and aesthetics.
“The combined Kingspan and
Shackerley system enables
rapid installation and allows the
cladding contractor to make a
building watertight with
the installation of the