High gloss façade for student accommodation

High gloss façade for student accommodation

Horbury Facades, part of the Horbury Group, has secured a contract to detail, supply and install a high gloss rainscreen façade on the new Vita Student building in Manchester.

The student accommodation, based on Nobel Way, is part of Circle Square, the new £750m multi-phase redevelopment of the former Manchester BBC site that will be used for commercial, residential and leisure purposes. Working alongside 5Plus Architects, Horbury Facades is currently installing the high gloss rainscreen panels, which were specified in Black Metallic (888), on the ground and first floor of the accommodation block.

Adrian Storey, General Manager at Horbury Facades, commented: “The Vita Student building has an extremely complex façade, especially because of its intricate geometric design at ground floor level. Our team is very experienced in installing challenging façades of this type and its inspired use of high gloss panels mean it will be one of the most innovative and eye-catching buildings within the new Circle Square development.”

The company has also installed a Sotech Optima FC concealed fixing system on the student accommodation block and two other buildings that make up phase one of the development, which is due for completion in March 2018.

Horbury Facades is a specialist rainscreen cladding contractor offering full specification, installation and maintenance services. As a division of Horbury Group, the company has experience of working with a range of materials including composite panels, high pressure laminates, terracotta tiles, steel and aluminium cassette systems.


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