More than 30 miles of vertical fins make Maple’s façade project at Woking’s new Victoria Square car park one of our largest ever.
The massive fins, powder-coated in shades of black and grey, cover the full elevation of the car ramp towers – but are just one element of a complex project that showcases a wide range of Maple’s façade products and capabilities including rainscreen cladding.
As well as the fins, we’re supplying and installing a solid panel façade to the stair core, perforated panels on a bridge linking the car park to a neighbouring hotel, and ferruled mesh panels across the project.
The car park is part of the £540m transformation of Woking town centre, which will also include two 30-storey-plus residential towers, the aforementioned hotel, commercial space, medical centre and public plazas.
But it’s the scope and scale of Maple’s involvement that is truly mind-blowing. 500 lengths of aluminium fins encircle each of the 45m metre high towers – making 49,000m in total (or halfway to space).
To make installation more efficient and reduce time spent working at height on the new multi-storey, we’ve been using pre-assembled components and have been working closely with construction giant Sir Robert McAlpine. That collaborative approach, along with diligent project management - onsite, in our Stockport factory and with third-party suppliers - is being driven by Maple’s Diamond Route Approach to achieving service excellence.