The new two storey building features Ashtech RSCFH35 ACM panels in Sunrise Silver, Grey Metallic and Dark Grey Metallic. The three colours are set out indiscriminately, giving the building an innovative and aesthetically pleasing finish.
Specified by Main Contractors, McPhillips (Wellington) Ltd and installed by Hallford Refurbishments Ltd, Ash & Lacy was chosen based purely upon the quality and cost effectiveness of the Ashtech product itself. Hallford Refurbishments Ltd were familiar with Ash & Lacy, but this was their first time using the Ashtech Rainscreen cladding product. Neil Williams of Hallford Refurbishments commented, 'The installation of the panels went extremely well. We have never really undertaken a project such as this before, but we were extremely impressed with both the product and the finished result.'
The panels were supplied onsite pre-sized and ready to be fitted, along with matching Ash & Lacy RSCFH35 ACM integrated louvres. The cladding panels feature across the front and down the left hand side of the building, housing areas of both the warehouse and office facilities. McPhillips (Wellington) Ltd also confirmed that despite never having come across Ash & Lacy's Ashtech before, everybody was more than happy with the result and looking forward to working with Ash & Lacy and using Ashtech in the future.
Bohle UK Ltd specialise in the supply of parts to the wheelchair and bicycle industry. Their new facility in Telford allows them both the office space and the attached production warehouse facility they require, with room for future expansion. Not only does Ashtech add a significant visual impact to the site, it also guarantees long-term performance and weather protection.
Philip Taylor, Managing Director, Bohle UK commented, 'The new building is pretty striking and we are all very pleased with the result. We are still to add our brand logo; and once this is completed, I feel the new HQ will make a great statement for Bohle UK's operations.'
The Bohle UK Ltd Headquarters was also chosen as the overall winner for its radical approach to a known typology and its innovative use of Ash & Lacy products.
In accepting the Award for the winning project, Chris Walker of McPhillips said:
The unique design of Bohles new premises was started a couple of years ago by Henk Pouw, Principal Architect of ONX Architecten in Holland. The initial design brief was taken forward by Bruce Jones of Building Design Practice at contract stage, and we were then introduced to Ash & Lacy Building Systems by our cladding contractor Hallford Refurbishment Ltd. After an initial design meeting, Ash & Lacy, along with Building Design Practice, then started to produce a series of coloured elevation sketches which were assessed by the design team until the final panel size and layout was achieved.
We are sure you will agree that the finished building gives a unique and dynamic appearance, which enhances the built environment of the estate and sets a trend for future development in the surrounding area.
Within the construction industry there is a strong emphasis on helping to preserve the environment and by bringing Ash & Lacy and their experience in to the design team at an early stage we were able to achieve both our clients goal and our own.
Chris Twigger/Camilla Blakemore
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