Aliva finish helps Brighton rock

Aliva UK is providing a stunning ceramic finish to a brand new eye-catching development at Brighton Marina that will provide hundreds of new luxurious contemporary homes with on-site leisure and shopping facilities.

Work is already underway on this exciting project, which is the development of 175 seafront apartments in two attractive buildings, as well as three levels of car parking, commercial spaces and a new RNLI facility.

These will be adorned with Aliva’s attractive ceramic rainscreen cladding, providing a breath-taking and welcoming sight for visitors and tourists entering the marina by both boat and road.

Brighton Marina

Whilst this highly versatile, modern façade is available in a wide variety of colours and textures, the three colours chosen for this project are cool grey, medium grey and white, which will complement the fresh, light and modern feel of the marina environment.

Being situated directly on the sea front and exposed to sea winds and sprays it was essential that the cladding could withstand tough weather conditions. Aliva’s ceramic rainscreen has excellent strength and mechanical, as well as aesthetic characteristics.

Brighton is home to Europe’s largest marina, with an area spanning 126 acres and with 1,600 berths and since its original development in 1979 has become a popular and vibrant meeting place, boasting a number of popular bars and restaurants. The new development will feature a total of 11 new stunning buildings of varying scale which will occupy a generous public promenade, including a 40 storey tower on the Western promontory and will provide over 850 luxurious new homes.

Aliva’s Darren Gormer explains, “The marina has been extended out to sea by the installation of a cofferdam, which has been infilled with concrete to support the huge weight of the super structure.

Once each floor slab has been cured our substructure will be delivered and placed inside the building ready for installation on that floor. This has to be done this way due to the site logistics. We have fully designed all the elements of this rain screen system including the substructure, architectural elevations and scheduling of materials.”

The first level of Aliva’s rainscreen will be on site at the end of April with the first phase due to be completed in early 2016. The team at Aliva were able to draw on their experience with other sea front developments including the concrete restoration and ceramic cladding of the 120m high Italian Cesenatico skyscraper.