Posted on Thursday 5 July 2012 by Ulster Business

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Belfast based architectural façade specialist Spanwall, has just been appointed as approved fabricator in Ireland for the global market leading composite brand ALUCOBOND manufactured by German company 3A Composites.

Spanwall has been making headlines having completed the manufacturing of the stunning rainscreen cladding and interior custom-rusted panels for the £97m Titanic Belfast.

A light composite and fully recyclable material consisting of two aluminium cover sheets and a polyethylene core, the versatile ALUCOBOND product is a material used in architecture, industry and transportation and has featured in such famous applications as the tiles on “Spaceship Earth” at Disney’s Epcot Centre in Florida.

Spanwall Managing Director Keith Toner said “this partnership is strategically a perfect fit for Spanwall as we are at the leading edge of façade technology, architectural detailing and the innovative application of metals and composites.
Recent high profile projects such as Titanic Belfast, Audi showrooms and Terremark Data Centre, Amsterdam have placed us firmly on the radar of leading architects and we are getting enquiries about highly specialised and technically challenging exterior and interior applications across Europe.”

Sean Kelly of Richard Austin Alloys the UK’s main distributor of ALUCOBOND
commented “we believe that Spanwall’s reputation, engineering expertise and fabrication ability places it in an ideal position to support Alucobond in the Irish marketplace. We look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership with this innovative company”.

Spanwall has recently won a contract for the new Giant’s Causeway visitor centre.
In London the company is working on Paddington Station, the 24 storey Canada Water building, the Borough Viaduct and New Fetter Lane.

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