The new HMRC regional hub at the Arena Central complex in Birmingham will, when completed provide over 240,000, sq ft of grade A commercial space over its ground and 13 upper floors.
The building which is due for completion in 2020 features an external envelope of geometric glass and aluminium facades that create an iconic feature to this area of central Birmingham.
Working closely with the façade contractor NACWL, specialist architectural metal fabricator Metalline have manufactured and supplied over 9000 m2 of aluminium Unity rainscreen panels from their recently extended facility in Cannock. Delivery which commenced in September was completed within 10 weeks. The specification also included over 5000 m2 of Ultima Insulated Spandrel panels along with soffits, column casings and transition panels.
The detailed design of the building’s façade demanded a uniformity of colours which was achieved using a single ingot of J57S Up aluminium. The Ultima Insulated Spandrel Panels were finished in a black polyester powder coating. The individual Unity rainscreen panels were supplied in a two – tone specialist 1934 and 1953 Unatex silver anodised finish.