Attacq Property Fund approached us to fill a need in the market for a smaller industrial warehouse – office combination for their Waterfall Industrial Park development, that would complement the existing vernacular.

Were there any particular innovations you were looking to achieve from the steel cladding?

The warehouse design process proved to be an overlap of several contradictions –

Aesthetically, we wanted to push the boundaries of the established warehouse architype as far as we could by suggesting a fresh, sculptural and futuristic looking alternative. We wanted tomorrow, today, by decorating the shed with nothing but it’s structural components; sheeting, flashing, polycarbonate and structural steel. The whole, more than the sum of its parts – bold, sculptural, inspirational and comfortable in its context.

Technically, we wanted to achieve all this by using the simplest of construction details at a modest budget and easy to duplicate.

Any specific other details you would like to mention that you feel would help the submission?

SAFINTRA was our natural choice for this project and their familiar, easy to use, quality products made it all come together.  Their distinctive colour palette came to define the character of the project in a big way!

Completion date of claddingFebruary 2019
Cladding profile/ type usedSafintra Saflok 700, Safintra IBR
Cladding area/ coverage and tonnage19 700m²
Client/ DeveloperAttacq Waterfall Investment Company
ArchitectICM Architectural Studio
Structural Engineer DG Consulting Engineers
Engineer C-Plan Civil Engineers
Quantity SurveyorLiyema Quantity Surveyors
Project ManagerICM Architectural Studio
Main ContractorAkhane Construction
Steelwork ContractorSteel Band Construction
Cladding ContractorTate and Nicholson
Steel DetailersKRU Detailing cc