Council for Aluminium in Building

NEXUS, University of Leeds

Project NEXUS, University of Leeds
Location Leeds
Sector Education
Project Value (£) £40m
Architect Associated Architects
Main Contractor Glassolutions
Sub Contractor United Anodisers Ltd
CAB member Metalline (Services) Ltd
System Aluminium rainscreen panels, perforated rainscreen panels, fascias and soffits

Architectural fabrication specialist Metalline worked closely with Associated Architects, Glassolutions and United Anodisers to produce a range of bespoke rainscreen panels in anodised silver and a striking two tone striped anodised bronze to enhance the brick and glazed façade of the new centre.

The two tone bronze effect is a first for the UK and one that Metalline rigorously tested and trialled in conjunction with partnering anodisers.

Over 3000m2 of aluminium rainscreen panels were supplied in varying lengths up to 4000mm length x 2000mm wide. The panels were then individually referenced and then installed together to achieve the desired effect.

In addition, Metalline also supplied fascias and soffits together with their range of perforated rainscreen panels, finished in a black polyester powder coating that added a further dimension to the finish of the building’s façade.