Giant metallic scales that catch and reflect the light, the building looks almost like a leviathan from the Mersey stretched across the university campus.
To achieve this effect a bespoke cladding system was designed and developed. The system had to incorporate the glazing and shaped panel with no visible fixings. Working closely with the architects, our designers developed a system that fulfilled all of these requirements. It was in fact designed so well that the installation was ahead of schedule by some three weeks.
The combination of the folded shaped panels and the anodised aluminium finish transforms what could have been an otherwise run of the mill cladding project into something striking and quite remarkable.
Shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Award: Better Public Building Finalist 2010.