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Maple and Levolux products have combined to provide both visual appeal and plant screening for Water Corporation’s new precision-engineering facility.

Maple and Levolux products were used on our latest architectural façade project for Waters Corporation in Longbridge, West Midlands. The building serves as a replacement for the company’s existing facility in Solihull and is expected to provide up to 100 new jobs.

Contractors Speller Metcalfe were also heavily involved in the project which involved the supply and installation of Maple’s architectural fins along with perforated and solid panels.

Levolux Ligniti louvres were installed onto the rooftop of the scientific precision engineering centre to screen HVAC machinery from view. Maple acquired the solar shading specialist’s IP rights last year and this project marks the first dual-product installation since the acquisition.

The main entrance of the facility comprises aluminium perforated panels which were powder-coated in a gold finish and provide an eye-catching spectacle for visitors. Also, 15 perforated fins- fabricated in the same style and colour as the gold panels- clad the south-west elevation, complementing the entrance’s sophisticated look. The fins were fixed to the building’s curtain wall using Triniti high-performance thermal and acoustic-break brackets.

Additionally, the southwest face of the building includes Maple’s solid panels, creating a nice contrast to the building’s perforated features.

The building will be open to the public in 2024 and forms part of Longbridge Business Park, which was previously the site of the former MG Rover West Works factory.