Zinc hits record heights

At 37 storeys and 104 metres tall, the £80m Sky Plaza’s 349,000 square feet of student accommodation and 4,400 square feet of ancillary retail space is already a focal point of the Leeds skyline. By far the tallest student accommodation building in the world, it is also thought to be the biggest zinc cladding project in the U.K. to date. Carey Jones’ design utilised ’s rainscreen panel system in ANTHRA-ZINC® for the full extent of the north façade. The zinc complements deeply recessed casement windows which are split into horizontal sections every seven floors and met criteria for use of materials with minimal environmental impact.