Powdertech Corby has used high quality powder coatings by Tiger Drylac to produce a striking colour contrast for the facade elements of Chapter Lewisham, award-winning modular-construct student accommodation in Lewisham.
The building is an integral part of Lewisham Council's town centre regeneration plan. Architects were asked to design accommodation using 636 modular prefabricated units and to enhance the uninspiring existing 'streetscape' of high rise developments. An entrance canopy and large windows were introduced to open up the accommodation block by giving a colonnade effect. Panels in shades of yellow were added either side of the windows, achieving a bright facade, distinguishing the accommodation from the dull frontage of some of the surrounding buildings.
In order to retain a fresh new appearance for many years, these architectural design elements needed to be coated in a finish with excellent durability and requiring minimal maintenance. Powdertech Corby coated soffits, sills, jambs and head sections for the modular build using pearlescent grey (RAL 7048) for the main sections. and a combination of three yellow shades (RAL 1016,1018&1023) for the window panels. The high quality architectural powders from Tiger Drylac have excellent weathering properties and colour retention. E-architect, the global architecture website, has described Chapter Lewisham as one of the largest and creative modern student a buildings to date.