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Aperam stainless steel shingles for 80,000 sq. ft. M&S development

16 Jun 2015

Architects Cooper Cromar have specified stainless steel shingles for the 80,000 sq. ft. façade of the £45m Marks and Spencer store on the Glasgow Fort retail park. Described by the architects as ‘an elegant stainless steel-clad box’, the store is located to the south of the existing retail park, the frontage forming a distinctive new entrance feature when approached from the motorway. The stainless steel was of 0.6mm thickness and is estimated as having saved around 18 tonnes in façade weight over an equivalent in zinc or copper.

 

Aperam spokesman Kevin Jones explained, “The project brief was to closely match the existing building dating from 2006 so a 2K finish, one of the smoothest polished finishes, was selected. The low surface roughness is designed to prevent accumulation of organic growth and fine contaminants while providing a standard of corrosion resistance which is ideal for external applications and marine environments.”

 

 

Aperam Stainless Services & Solutions UK Limited
9 Midland Way, Barlborough Links,
Barlborough, Derbyshire. S43 4XA
T: 01246 571660
E: kevin.jones@aperam.com
www.aperam.com

 

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