Loughborough University Car Park

James & Taylor Ltd.

Façade specialists James & Taylor have won their own university challenge with a combination of silver and bronze Eyetech that adorns Loughborough University’s first multi-story car park in Leicestershire, UK.

James & Taylor supplied 1,400 square meters of Eyetech expanded aluminum (aluminium) mesh, anodized in silver and bronze. The cutting-edge material, which envelopes the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, provides a futuristic, yet practical finish to the university’s £3.5m project.

Adam Ball, regional sales manager at James & Taylor says: “The original specification was for a galvanized steel grill, but Loughborough University selected Eyetech because it was streets ahead aesthetically, easy to install and cost-effective. We folded the Eyetech mesh to create crisp corners that enhance the material’s high-tech engineered feel.”

Colin Morgan, project manager at Loughborough University adds: “The new multi-story car park is part of the University’s investment in a new building program to update the campus, providing new state-of-the-art facilities to enable world-class teaching and research. Our vision was based upon previous knowledge of structures that have used the aluminium mesh, which provides a modern, fresh and open look to what can be a very ordinary-looking building.”

James & Taylor developed the Eyetech system in partnership with The Expanded Metal Company, the originators of the metal expanding process. James & Taylor recently won a contract to clad the new extension to ExCel London and the company is also using it on MediaCityUK, the BBC’s new northern headquarters in Salford.

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