Silverburn Shopping Centre
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Silverburn Shopping Centre

  • Client / GRAHAM Construction
  • Sector / Commercial, Retail
  • Architect / BDP Architects
  • Main Contractor / GRAHAM Construction
  • Location / Glasgow
  • Products / Cladding
  • Value / £1.6m
  • Completed / November 2014

Working alongside renowned architects BDP and main contractor GRAHAM Construction, Lakesmere was appointed to deliver the complex cladding package to the large-scale extension to the established Silverburn Shopping Centre in Glasgow which hosts a new bingo hall, cinema complex and various restaurant outlets.

Lakesmere’s technical expertise was instrumental to the successful delivery of the complex cladding package which required creating an effective acoustic shell to limit noise-breakout for the shopping centre’s new cinema and bingo hall.

The main wall and plant area have been constructed from a composite panels backing wall and stainless steel Rimex shingles. The design of the building’s feature screens and beacon convey a unique, almost nautical theme, with the architect’s vision of a facade of ‘fractured planes’ creating a strong presence for the new complex. The tapered and angled geometry of the building is enhanced by the use of Rimex shingle cladding that catches and reflects the light in different directions.

The feature screens also presented a significant challenge and the advanced engineering techniques required to ensure the consistency of the shingle lines was a huge feat to overcome as the stainless steel shingles could not be cut on site using traditional materials.

As the shopping centre, adjacent bus station and health centre all remained operational throughout the build programme, health and safety considerations were paramount. In addition to the high-traffic environment of the site, the new cinema and bingo hall complex is also located close to the banks of the Brock Burn. As access to the front elevation was restricted owing to the river, a combination of access solutions were required including mast climbers, scaffold, tower cranes and night work programme to safely complete the project.

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