ALUCOBOND® chosen for Erie Basin Development Salford Quays, Manchester, UK

ALUCOBOND® A2 from 3A Composites GmbH, has been chosen to clad Erie Basin, a stunning new landmark residential development, for Peel Holdings/Millennium Estates, on the former Dock 9 site in Salford Quays.

The scheme forms part of a much wider regeneration of the waterfront and offers two separate blocks, comprising of more than 200 apartments, as well as 6,000 ft² of retail space, positioned to maximise views in southerly direction along the dock.

Sheppard Robson Architects chose ALUCOBOND® A2 aluminium rainscreen cladding panels finished in different shades of the special colour Pigmento Red, in order to enhance the simplicity of each of the individual components. In addition, ALUCOBOND® A2, being a non-combustible aluminium composite panel with a mineral-filled core, it meets all the strict requirements of fire regulations, as well as being impact-resistant, break-proof and weatherproof.

ALUCOBOND® A2 was the ideal choice given its sustainability credentials, having an environmental product declaration (EPD), according to international ISO standards, which provides and independently verified life cycle assessment (LCA) as well as BREEAM contribution.

Some 15,000 m² of ALUCOBOND® A2 cladding was used on the project, which was installed by FK Group and fabricated by Premo Fabrications.

Paul Herbert, Sales Manager 07584 680262
Richard Clough, Business Development Manager 07760 884369

Project data:

Project: Erie Basin
Location: Salford Quays, Manchester
Façade material: ALUCOBOND® A2 special colour Red
Construction system: Tray Panels on bolts
Architects: Sheppard Robson Architects
Fabricator/Installer: Premo Fabrications / FK Group
Year of construction: 2019
Copyright pictures: John Kees Photography