VMZINC standing seam facades in ANTHRA-ZINC have been used on the new £45m Fferm Penglais student accommodation building at Aberystwyth University. Specified by PCKO architects and installed by specialist contractor All Metal Roofing, it has 900 cluster flat bedrooms, 100 studios and a landmark hub building with communal and learning zone areas. PCKO collaborated with Balfour Beatty Student Accommodation to win a competitive three-stage bid and gain planning consent for the project which also included the landmark HUB building on which the ANTHRA-ZINC is prominent.
The development sits within a carefully sculpted site overlooking Cardigan Bay with residences which are said to be among the best in the UK. The project challenges the industry standard for such developments.
The matt black appearance of ANTHRA-ZINC has a visible grain structure which has proved popular with architects all over the world. It is visually distinctive of the metal and one of eight pre-weathered colours available in addition to the metal’s natural finish. VMZINC can also emboss, perforate and incorporate bespoke textures to fulfill project-specific requirements.