Scottish roofing and cladding contractor Procladd (Scotland) Ltd have collaborated with fastener specialist SFS on the eagerly anticipated Radisson Red hotel, which recently opened its doors. A striking building situated on the north bank of the River Clyde in Glasgow’s events hub, it is located near the SECC, the Clyde Auditorium (locally known as the Armadillo) and the Hydro Arena.
Designed by ADF Architects, the £30m, ten-storey boutique hotel will be Europe’s first new build for the Radisson Red brand and will be the first hotel owned by Forrest Hotels, part of the Forrest Group. With 176 bedrooms and an impressive roof top sky bar with views over Glasgow, the hotel’s opening was hotly anticipated by the city’s tourism leaders as it continues to grow as a business and leisure destination.
Appointed by main contractor Balfour Beatty Construction, Procladd (Scotland) Ltd commenced work on the 3,500m2 aluminium rainscreen system in May 2017. This consisted of a Booth Muirie Alucobond Spectra ACM panel system, finished in a distinct Red Brass colour with Iridescent “Colour Shift” properties. The colour stands out as the main feature of the hotel, carefully matching the Radisson Red brand and continually changing shades with the reflection and refraction of light.
SFS, who lead the market with powder coated fastening solutions for the building envelope, provided fasteners to perfectly match the iridescent red of the Alucobond Spectra ACM panel. Chosen for its superior aesthetics, SFS’s self-drilling SX3 fastener with its unique patented irius® head has a low profile, smooth, unblemished appearance that can be perfectly colour matched to any finish.
Grade A4 316 stainless steel fasteners were chosen for the application due to their enhanced performance and anti-corrosive properties, helping to extend the life of the building and, therefore, qualify for SFS’s extended warranty.
Keith Burrell CEO and Stuart Tulloch M.D. of Procladd (Scotland) Ltd commented, “It has been great to be involved in this prestigious project. The main feature of the building is the aluminium rainscreen system which is coloured in a unique and vivid red. SFS worked very closely with us to ensure that a perfect colour match was achieved, and we couldn’t be happier with the results.”
Serving the British roofing and cladding market from its UK HQ and production facility in Leeds, SFS works closely with architects, OEMs and installers throughout the design and build programme to create high quality, sustainable and warrantied building envelopes.