Volkswagen, Milton Keynes

Architects: Milton Keynes Development Corporation (MKDC) 4,000m² of trapezoidal profile

This building was designed as one of the first distribution centres for Volkswagen, back in 1974. The vertical steel wall cladding is a special semi-deep trapezoidal profile pre-coated in PVF2 metallic gold. At the time it was only the second building in the UK to be coated in PVF2, which has now become a benchmark of quality in the industry. Although the cladding has been installed for over 30 years, it's very high grade has stood the test of time and is a bold statement to the longevity of PVF2. Today it is still an aesthetic development.