Bringing the warmth of the Mediterranean to Warwick

Powdertech Corby’s Evolution shade, ‘Cracked Clay’, has been used to coat 900m2 of aluminium cassette panels for the roof and façade of phase 1 of new student accommodation at Warwick University. The new development, Cryfield Village, is built as a series of townhouse-style apartments and studios and will eventually house around 830 residents. The new buildings are fitted with photovoltaic panels that convert the sun's energy to electricity, supporting the University's aim to reach net zero carbon by 2030.

Terracotta shades have become very popular and Powdertech Corby has many such shades in its Landscape™ and Evolution™ ranges. “The designers were keen to make a statement with the village properties and to impart a warm and welcoming feeling for the first year students,” said Richard Besant, Powdertech Director, “The appealing, warm and eye-catching finish is a marked improvement on the outdated existing buildings.”

In line with all architectural powders used by Powdertech, Cracked Clay meets the Reaction to Fire Standards for fire classification A2-s1,d0, suitable for use on multi-storey residential buildings. The finish also has a 25 year guarantee for gloss, colour and adhesion and Powdertech's rigorous pre-treatment system will help to keep the panelling free from corrosion for up to 40-years.

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