Client: Birmingham City Council
Architect: Urban Design - Birmingham City Councils in-house design team and Hill Cannon
UK Main Contractor Thomas Vale Construction
Cladding Manufacturers: Ash & Lacy; Kingspan
Installed by: Berry Systems
Exterior cladding, curtain walling and ramp barriers for new multi-storey car park within the Birmingham Eastside redevelopment project.
1900m2 of custom designed 3D Ash-Tech rainscreen cladding 450m2 of Ash & Lacy expanded metal façade 1000m2 of Kingspan KS1000 FL architectural wall system, 200m of Berry Beam ramp barrier mounted on RB1 Spring Steel Buffers complete with integral handrail and anti-climb mesh 200m2 Kawneer AA100 curtain walling 300m2 AshTech rainscreen cladding 700m2 acrylic lightpod units.
The Cardigan Street multi-storey car park is a key element of the Birmingham Eastside redevelopment and has a capacity of 975 cars. Berry Systems won seven of the cladding packages put out to tender by main contractor Thomas Vale. Following the original schematic design by Hill Cannon UK and Urban Design, and working closely with sister company to Berry Systems, Ash & Lacy, Berry was able to supply and install over 1900m2 of a customised version of AshTech rainscreen cladding.
It was produced in a 3D geometric layout incorporating a number of blue acrylic lightpod sections. These not only provide a colour contrast with the silver anodised cladding but also allow interior light from the car park to create a stunning effect from the external view. The main external cladding was completed by the use of expanded metal aluminium screen on the ground floor and Kingspan KS1000FL architectural wall system to part of two elevations. In addition standard Ash-Tech rainscreen cladding together with glazed curtain walling is being installed to the two stair core towers servicing the car park.
Voted Best New Car Park at the 2012 BPA Awards