Evolution façade and metal roof, Warwick University

Bringing the warmth of the Mediterranean to Warwick


Cryfield Village, Warwick University, is a state-of-the-art student accommodation development, replacing outdated residences. Built as a series of townhouse-style apartments and studios, the village will eventually house around 830 residents. The new residences are fitted with photovoltaic panels that convert the sun's energy to electricity, supporting the University's aim to reach net zero carbon by 2030. The designers were keen to make a statement with the village properties and to impart a warm and welcoming feeling for the first year students.

The Solution

Within our “Collections” we have a number of terracotta-coloured finishes. The client particularly liked the tones and texture of  ‘Cracked Clay’ from our Evolution range, and the 25 year guarantee for gloss, colour and adhesion was an important consideration. As do all our powders, Cracked Clay meets the Reaction to Fire Standards for fire classification A2-s1,d0, suitable for use on multi-storey residential buildings.

We coated 900 m2 of aluminium cassette panels for the façade and roof of the phase 1 property which will house around 383 first year students. .

The appealing, warm and eye-catching finish is (we think) a marked improvement on the existing building as one of these images shows.

Benefits of Using Powdertech

Powdertech has over 30 years’ experience in professional architectural powder coating

  • Colour, tone and texture are our passion and we have the expertise to develop bespoke finishes.
  • The Evolution range has a 25 year guarantee for gloss, colour and adhesion.
  • Powdertech's rigorous pre-treatment system will help to keep the panelling free from corrosion for up to 40-years.
  • Powdertech’s flexible plant can coat a wide variety of shapes and sizes of architectural metal work and fabrications.

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