Evolution façade, Team Valley Retail Park, Gateshead

Powder coating for an earthy realism

Client:           D&G Contract Services

Location:      Team Valley Retail Park, Gateshead

Finish:           Powdertech Evolution™ ‘Peat Fire’.

Project Overview

For a suite of new retail units at the Team Valley Retail Park, designers concentrated on using shades and textures that would address both style and sustainability in the materials they use and the appearance they present.

Situated underneath the spreading arms of the ‘Angel of the North’ and built above former coal mines it felt right for the park to reflect its industrial origins. Cor-ten was considered but in using this product, special attention has to be paid to storm water drainage in order to prevent run-off from staining surrounding structures, and other surfaces.  

The Solution

Powdertech Corby’s Evolution™ powder coatings were a perfect solution. These powders reproduce the effects of weathering on metals and can be applied to both aluminium and steel. The application of the powder ensures a variation in shade to reflect the inconsistency in natural metal patination.  The finished surface is not affected by water and has a twenty-five year guarantee for colour and gloss retention, adhesion and durability.

After viewing several samples from the extensive Evolution range of seventy-two shades the client decided upon ‘Peat Fire’, a shade giving the appearance of aged, rusted steel, and a perfect partner to the ‘Angel’. Powdertech pre-treated and coated 1000 sq metres of aluminium panels and corner cappings.

Benefits of Evolution

  • High performance weather resistance
  • Leaves no residue or stain
  • A wide range of effects to reflect the patinas that occur naturally on metals
  • Twenty-five year guarantee
  • Excellent visual and tactile detail
  • All powders are Qualicoat 1, ISO 12206, and independent PRA test. View HERE

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