Thanks to its lightweight and high-quality properties, Airtec stone was the ideal choice for this prestigious scheme in an iconic area of Southampton City Centre.
alsecco Airtec natural stone façade system was specified by architects Capita Symonds for the prestigious Southampton Regional Business Centre project.
The Airtec Stone system with a natural Portland Stone finish was chosen for this significant development in the heart of Southampton‘s city centre. The building, whilst requiring a modern feel, also needed to maintain the character and appearance of the Guildhall setting. The majority of the buildings in the area are of Portland Stone and the Airtec system could offer an exact match to fit in with the existing surroundings.
The high-quality stone produced a striking finish exactly as we had envisaged, which matched the local area and was in keeping with the heritage of the site.
The 5200m2 building envelope was completed using Airtec natural stone, installed to the side and rear elevations. Airtec stone is unique in that it opens up scope for architects and designers since the technical and structural constraints affecting natural stone are eliminated because of its lightweight. The centre also aimed to achieve a BREEAM excellent rating, using A Grade materials throughout. Airtec stone aided with this thanks to its thermally-efficient, weatherproof and fire-safe properties.