Maintaining the Vibe

Powdertech Corby’s eye-catching finish, Evolution™ ‘Sandstorm’, has captured exactly the right aspect for a new £24m apartment block in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle quarter, south of the city centre.

This was formerly a major industrial and warehousing site servicing the city’s historic dock economy and is now a vibrant hub for digital and creative businesses, leisure and accommodation.

The striking red brick facades of many of the original buildings remain, together with old remnants of industrial hardware, imparting an energetic atmosphere. The new apartment block was designed with the same objective; as one commentator put it ‘we wanted to maintain the vibe’. For the aluminium feature panels on the façade the designers were looking for a finish with a warm appearance that would reflect and update the industrial heritage.

Powdertech’s Evolution™ and Landscape™ ranges have many shades with the appearance of rust and terracotta with the benefit of causing no run-off staining to pavement or brickwork.

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