White Rose Shopping Centre south of Leeds is one of the UK’s premier retail and leisure destinations. Its owner, Landsec, has recently completed and opened a 65,000 sq ft leisure extension to the scheme named ‘The Village’.
The external elevations have been clad in a combination of burnished bronze coloured panels and Shackerley’s SureClad® ceramic granite ventilated façade cladding in a matt black colourway, chosen to deliver the appearance of natural riven slate.
Shackerley’s large format ceramic granite panels were specified as part of a Kingspan BENCHMARK Karrier Panel system. This external envelope solution brings together Kingspan’s high performance structural insulating panels with the premium appearance and longevity of Shackerley’s fully-prefabricated ceramic granite cladding and the installation benefits of its SureClad® Access System.
The project required the prefabrication of more than 1100m2 of SureClad® ceramic granite façade panels at Shackerley’s ISO 9001-accredited production facility in Lancashire.
The design concept called for a matt, slate-effect finish to create an illusion of infinite space between the expanses of bronze across all the frontages of the new restaurant outlets and the shaded glass facades at the rear. The units offer an active frontage, with extensive glazing to create connectivity between the spaces and enable each of the occupiers to maximise the impact of their brand.
Construction of ‘The Village’ at the White Rose Shopping Centre is now completed and the SureClad® façades not only provide a high-quality appearance but also create impact with contrast of texture, finish and colour.