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Thinking fastener for Birmingham’s new tallest building

SFS Intec helps in construction of two new towers in the Midlands

Building envelope contractor Longworth is working with SFS Intec in the construction of two iconic towers in the heart of Birmingham, one clad in brass, the other silver. The proposals are said to be helping to transform the city’s skyline and deliver a mix of luxury apartments and retail spaces.

The Left Bank, a 22-storey building will accommodate 189 luxury apartments and 3,580m2 ground floor retail space, with the second phase being a 31-storey residential tower with retail space too.

The partnership between Longworth and main contractor Wates Construction agreed on the supply and installation of an Alucoil Larson ACM FR – Brass Brushed panel with a fire-rated mineral core. This drained and back-ventilated rainscreen cladding system for Tower 1 was fitted with an Nvelope bracket and rail system and powder-coated SLA3 frame fasteners, SLA 5 fasteners, as well as SX3 and SX5 A4 (grade 316) stainless steel fasteners from SFS.

Ben Parker, business development manager at Longworth, said: “We’re very proud to be appointed on the Left Bank development contract for cladding. We have brought a more creative project approach to provide a solution for an application that would usually be fixed with a rivet.”