Superb metal finishing benefitting from supply chain partnerships

Powdertech Corby’s work can be seen at the exciting Rathbone Market regeneration scheme in Canning Town, East London.

Powdertech’s work completed the element which gave the final building in the development its name – ‘Lumire’. The balustrade across all four sides of the building glows golden, a physical representation of the ‘light of regeneration’ in the heart of Canning Town.

Rathbone Market is a £160million regeneration mixed-use development with over 650 dwellings, retail and community facilities and two open spaces. The stylish apartments have 1900 linear metres of galvanized steel balustrade, coated by Powdertech in a high performance AkzoNobel power coating Y2217F, matt gold/green.

The fabricator, galvanizer and Powdertech worked as a team from the project outset, with close involvement from the architect. The firms met to discuss design elements that would optimise the balustrade fabrication, galvanizing and powder coating finish. All stages were reviewed by the team throughout the project duration by visiting each other’s premises, and the initial completed assemblies were inspected by the architect. The success of the project as a whole is recognised as being largely due to the shared vision and collaboration of all parties involved.

Richard Besant, Sales Director, Powdertech Corby Ltd, concluded:

“Making the time to meet together and discuss design, fabrication and metal finishing at the outset created a close working relationship which endured throughout the project. This meant that all project stages had a successful outcome leading to overall time efficiencies and cost savings. We are keen to develop similar working partnerships for future projects.”
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