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 cladding||February 2019|
|Cladding profile/ type used||Safintra Saflok 700, Safintra IBR|
|Cladding area/ coverage and tonnage||19 700m²|
|Client/ Developer||Attacq Waterfall Investment Company|
|Architect||ICM Architectural Studio|
|Structural Engineer||DG Consulting Engineers|
|Engineer||C-Plan Civil Engineers|
|Quantity Surveyor||Liyema Quantity Surveyors|
|Project Manager||ICM Architectural Studio|
|Main Contractor||Akhane Construction|
|Steelwork Contractor||Steel Band Construction|
|Cladding Contractor||Tate and Nicholson|
|Steel Detailers||KRU Detailing cc|