Prima Fruit, Evesham

Architects: Barnsley Associates 1,000m² of rainscreen panels 2,200m² of half-round cladding profile

The front fa├žade of this combined office, packaging and warehousing facility is clad in steel rainscreen panels in an aesthetic and unusual chequer-board pattern. All the panels are coated in a PVF2-based three coat system which changes colour with ambient light. The panels were specified in two colours, frost white and zinc grey. As the light fades the colours deepen and this is particularly dramatic at twilight. The customised mitred corners, turrets and parapet panels around the glazed areas show a very high standard of detailing. The rear of the building is clad in steel half-round profile laid horizontally and also coated in a PVF2-based three coat system. The 900mm cover width of the profile allows for the conventional detailing of doors and windows.