Shackerley is to custom-manufacture 1322m2 of its SureClad Ceramic Granite cladding system for the £13 million extension of Market Walk; a retail and leisure destination in the Lancashire town of Chorley.
The project is part of a major investment in Chorley town centre, extending a successful shopping centre with an extension that will provide additional retail units, a mix of restaurants and a multiplex cinema, along with public realm improvements.
Shackerley’s SureClad Ceramic Granite cladding will be installed in a honey colourway, with a natural limestone appearance to complement local buildings and the public realm improvements.
The system is fully-tested as A1 rated to the BS EN 13501-1 fire safety standard for construction products. It will be installed in combination with Kingspan Facades’ QuadCore Karrier Panel – an insulated wall panel system which offers excellent thermal performance, superior fire safety, excellent environmental credentials and an extended service life.
The Shackerley SureClad Access system will be used to install both the cladding and the Kingspan Facades insulated panels.
Mark Lester, Director at Chorley Council Commented: “This project is a major element of our plans to rejuvenate Chorley town centre and we feel strongly that the long-term economic benefits of the scheme in terms of jobs and local consumer spending should be mirrored by similar benefits during the construction phase by leveraging a local supply chain.
“We are fortunate to have a market leading company in ventilated façade systems on our doorstep and their local manufacturing capabilities mean that the cladding system will be delivered to site from within a five mile radius.”
Shackerley will produce the 1200 x 600mm SureClad Ceramic Granite panels for the project at its ISO 9001-2015 accredited, quality-assured production plant in Euxton. The system provides a natural stone appearance while providing a lightweight and robust cladding solution that is freeze-thaw and UV resistant, resistant to algae growth and graffiti and will not discolour over time.
Brian G Newell, founder and chief executive of Shackerley commented: “We’re delighted to be involved with this fantastic project for Chorley, which builds on a wide array of retail and leisure SureClad projects.
“We have led the UK cladding industry with a range of ventilated façade systems for more than 40 years, which includes our SureClad Ceramic Granite, Engineered Stone and Terracotta systems, our StoneClad Natural Stone system and our brand new ‘BrickClad’ Brick Slip façade system, so it’s great to be bringing our expertise home for a local project.”