From aluminium to zinc at Antrim Civic Centre

Aluminium and zinc proved the materials of choice for the new Antrim Civic Centre, with architects WD R & RT Taggart taking advantage of Kalzip’s varied product range to create a distinctive building envelope.

Approved Teamkal contractor Abbey Roofing installed a Kalzip AluPlusZinc standing seam system, using 190 square metres of tapered sheets to form the attractive circular roof of the atrium. An additional 1,650 square metres of straight Kalzip sheets and a range of complementary Kalzip fabrications including soakers and gutters were also specified to complete the large rectangular roof of the main building.

Combining a pre-weathered zinc layer with an aluminium core to provide excellent durability and long-term protection against corrosion, the striking AluPlusZinc roof is further enhanced by the building’s distinctive façade design. Created with over 7,000 kg of Falzinc, an extremely lightweight malleable material, the panels were installed vertically by Longworth Metal Roofing (Ireland) to create an attractive yet dramatic exterior in a traditional zinc finish.

The combination of aluminium and zinc was ideally suited to realising a landmark building that serves to reflect both the historical heritage of the local area whilst providing the community with new, state of the art facilities including a café and various rooms that are available for hire for civic events. The new building has also become the main headquarters for Antrim Borough Council.

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