Main Contractor: G F Tomlinson Group
Contract Value: £1.56m
The University of Nottingham’s new Advanced Manufacturing Building (AMB) aimed to transform the city’s gateway as well as the UK’s manufacturing future. Simplicity was at the heart of the design and construction philosophy, influencing every decision from the colour palette to the window flashings.
The building is wrapped in 2000 Sotech 2mm x 250mm anodised aluminium secret-fix interlocking planks, in a delicately balanced palette of gold hues. To express the relationship between form and function, the workshop was clad in 410 black Kalzip 65/500 PVDF coated 0.9mm aluminium factory rolled sheets upon a composite panel substructure. To provide extremely crisp window detailing the vertical seams were married to the jambs, to achieve this we had to individually cut, flatten and re-seam the sheets around all 38 windows.