Zinc Hits Record Heights

At 37 storeys and 104m tall, the £80m Sky Plaza’s 349,000ft² of student accommodation and 4,400² of ancillary retail space is already a focal point of the Leeds skyline.

By far the tallest student accommodation building in the world, it is also thought to be the biggest zinc cladding project in the UK to date. Carey Jones’ design utilised VMZINC’s rainscreen panel system in ANTHRA-ZINC® for the full extent of the north façade. The zinc complements deeply recessed casement windows which are split into horizontal sections every seven floors and met criteria for use of materials with minimal environmental impact.

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