Council for Aluminium in Building

London Road Retail Park

ProjectLondon Road Retail Park
LocationBiggleswade, UK
Project value£110 million
ArchitectThe Ratcliffe Groves Partnership
SubcontractorEncasement Contracts
CAB memberPowdertech (Corby)
Powder coating systemPowdertech Wood Finish PWF 021, Honey Maple
SystemRolled aluminium

Stores within this prestigious retail park have an attractive shop front canopy supported by columnar posts. Wooden posts suited the design of the park but would be costly and require frequent maintenance. The solution was PWF on aluminium column casings, surrounding steel support posts. The casings comprised two curved sections and infill strips, giving a tongue and groove effect. Powdertech coated the casings in PWF 021 Honey Maple. PWF replicates the appearance of wood with variation in grain density and pattern. This high performance powder coating ensures the durability of the metal and preserves its appearance for many years.