Leading building envelope contractor Longworth is working with SFS in the construction of two iconic towers in the heart of Birmingham - one clad in brass, the other silver – which will transform the city’s skyline and deliver a mix of luxury apartments and retail spaces.
The striking Left Bank development is the brainchild of Regal Property Group, with finance by Aprirose, and will create the tallest exclusively residential building in Birmingham. Designed by Glancy Nicholls Architects, the buildings are already taking shape on a key site close to the entrance to Brindley Place. The first 22-storey building will accommodate 189 luxury apartments and 3,580m² ground floor retail space, with the second phase being a 31-storey residential tower with retail space too.
Longworth was appointed by main contactor Wates Construction at an early stage, and worked closely with them, alongside the architects, for over a year in the pre-construction phase of the project. This allowed for expert building envelope input during a period in which there were numerous specification changes and as well as the overall design for the first tower.
The partnership agreed on the supply and installation of an Alucoil Larson ACM FR - Brass Brushed panel with a fire-rated mineral core. This drained and back-ventilated rainscreen cladding system for Tower 1 was fitted with an Nvelope bracket and rail system and powder-coated SLA3 frame fasteners, SLA 5 fasteners, as well as SX3 and SX5 A4 (grade 316) stainless steel fasteners from SFS.