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James & Taylor Ltd.

Cladding specialist James & Taylor announce the completion of the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency (QCDA) which has moved from London to a permanent new home in Coventry, England.

James & Taylor supplied 1,347 square meters of Moeding Alphaton Terracotta rainscreen cladding in a Saffron Yellow Standard finish for this imposing project.

The project – a nine story building in the Earlsdon Park area of Coventry’s historic city center - is phase one of seven and forms part of a £110m regeneration program. This first phase is an £18m investment.

The building itself is a BREEAM Excellent building which uses innovative ground-sourced heat pumps. Further phases will include the redevelopment of the landmark City College building (dating from 1935) that will host offices, leisure facilities, cafes and serviced apartments.

Adam Ball of James & Taylor commented, “Working with BBLB Architects - who have designed the building for the QCDA - has been an interesting project to be involved in as we are employing a distinctive eye-catching saffron yellow finish.”

He continued, “Now that it’s been completed, the building is a fine addition to Coventry’s historic and architecturally significant skyline and showcases the versatility of James & Taylor’s Moeding Alphaton Terracotta rainscreen cladding range.”

Ed Baverstock, Partner at BBLB architects, noted, “The QCDA Building was designed with a simple rhythm of proportion and materials which responded to the local environment. We selected the James & Taylor rainscreen cladding to respond to the color and proportion of the stonework used in the facade of the adjacent neo-classical college building. The result is an expressive, contemporary and award winning building which provides a striking addition to Coventry City.”

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