Two major refurbishment projects have put Aliva UK on the shortlist for the prestigious Insulated Render and Cladding Association (INCA) awards 2018.
Aliva is in the final for the Architectural Design Award, along with View Architects and contractor Joyner PA, for its work on the landmark Winter Gardens pavilion in Weston super Mare. Aliva is hoping to repeat last year’s success when it won for the Moneypenny Headquarters in Wales.
For the Winter Gardens project, Aliva delivered a clean, crisp façade in white insulated render and ceramic tile – featuring an innovative water-jet cut logo design.
It is part of a multi-million-pound regeneration project for Weston College. Aliva was briefed to create a façade that nods to the site’s classic art deco beginnings, while looking to the future as the college attract new students to the 90-year-old seafront site.
A project in Greater Manchester put Aliva through to the shortlist for the Refurbishment Award. Aliva worked with installer Hamilton First Ltd on Wythenshawe High Rise – three 12-storey blocks that needed both thermal and external upgrade.
Aliva UK was asked to supply a BBA approved external wall system that could be used without height restriction, and allowed for the use of a textured finish in the colours required. Aliva also supplied a brick slip over a mineral wool insulation to complement the traditionally laid brickwork to the apartment blocks.
Aliva’s Termok8 Minerale system was chosen due to its A2 fire rating, a system of limited combustibility, given the building was over 18 metres in height.
Aliva UK Managing Director James Ormerod said:
“We are proud to be through to the INCA finals along with our architectural, contractor and installation partners with two very contrasting projects that show the versatility of insulated render in major refurbishments.”
The winners will be announced at a black-tie dinner in Manchester in November.