Part of a £16.5 million package of
improvements, we were thrilled to work on
this international development and help
enhance the reputation of this gateway to
Alsecco Airtec rain-screen cladding was specified by D5
Architects of Birmingham for the major development of
the new terminal at Portsmouth International Port. The
architects were looking for a highly durable material that
also offered a natural variation to its finish, providing
warmth and depth of colour.
Working closely with the Port, the architect identified
Airtec natural stone as it could provide all these qualities
plus the added benefit of being considerably lighter than
The Port liked the ammonite and
shell-like finish provided by the
limestone mirage stone in the
Airtec system. We also wanted
to create a natural finish with
colour variation, which this
particular stone finish could
ensure. We are delighted with
the final result.
The new international terminal covers approximately
2,700m2 and has a modern glass and stone façade.
Designed to accommodate 2,400 passengers, the building
comprises a full height concourse and an observation
Installed by specialist building envelope sub-contractor T
A Colbourne of Poole, Airtec stone is a lightweight system
ensuring ease of installation and providing a creative and
sophisticated façade. It is accurately engineered, despite
the fact it is a natural material and offers outstanding final
results for precise measurements.