Trespa's Meteon panels have been used to stunning effect on the Holiday Inn Express in Tamworth.
The project design team at Bowmer & Kirkland and architects Hitchman & Stone who specified the exterior cladding, chose from Trespa Meteon Naturals range to give the effect of weathered copper.
This new hotel stands adjacent to the well known Tamworth Snowdome and the design brief to Warwick architects, Hitchman Stone & Partners was to compliment the existing large green and cream structure and the surrounding parkland.
The colour scheme was to be similar and originally copper was mooted to give a natural appearance along with render. Further down the line Trespa Meteon was appraised as a product to be used. After assessing the material the decision was taken in conjunction with the main contractor, Bowmer & Kirkland, to use Trespa Meteon as the rainscreen cladding material for the project. Strength, durability, colour stability, appearance and ease of installation and therefore cost all came into consideration.
The colour chosen is from the Trespa Naturals range, Patina. This has the appearance of patinated copper but with softer hues.
The installation contract was awarded to experienced Trespa installer , ECL Contracts Ltd of Rugby, who started the rivet fixed façade of around 1200m2 in late summer 2009.
Despite the poor weather the project was satisfactorily completed in time and the finished building has a slightly graceful air created by the curved interface between render and rainscreen which compliments both the natural landscape of the immediate area and the steel clad Snowdome.