Council for Aluminium in Building

HMRC Regional Hub at Arena Central Complex

Project HMRC Regional Hub at Arena Central Complex
Location Birmingham
Sector Public & Government
Project Value £65 million
Main Architect Make Architects
Main Contractor Galliford Try
Sub Contractor Facade Contractor – NA Curtain Walling
CAB member Metalline (Services)
System External envelope of geometric glass and aluminium facades

The new HMRC regional hub at the Arena Central complex in Birmingham designed by Make Architects will be the stand out building on the complex. The building which is due for completion in 2020 features an external envelope of geometric glass and aluminium facades that create an iconic feature to this area of central Birmingham.

Working closely with the façade contractor NACWL, specialist architectural metal fabricator Metalline have manufactured and supplied over 9000 m2 of aluminium Unity rainscreen panels from their recently extended facility in Staffordshire.

Delivery which commenced in September 2019 was completed within 10 weeks.

The specification also included over 5000 m2 of Ultima Insulated Spandrel panels along with soffits, column casings and transition panels. The detailed design of the building’s façade demanded a uniformity of colours which was achieved using a single ingot of aluminium to make the sheets of J57UP. The Ultima Insulated Spandrel Panels were finished in a black polyester powder coating. The individual Unity rainscreen panels were supplied in a two – tone specialist 1934 and 1953 Unatex silver anodised finish to give a two tone effect to the facade.