Cladding scales Putney plaza

Proteus HR rainscreen panels in a multitude of materials and finishes have created a striking aesthetic on Putney Plaza, a £33 million mixed-use, high-rise development in South London


Proteus HR rainscreen panels in a multitude of materials and finishes have created a striking aesthetic on Putney Plaza, a £33 million mixed-use, high-rise development in South London. The designers at Studio Partington specified richly coloured Proteus HR TECU Oxid panels to embellish and contrast the front elevations of the four buildings.

Proteus HR is a modular rainscreen panel system that features an aluminium honeycomb core structurally bonded between lightweight metal skins to create a rigid, sturdy panel with high aesthetic qualities. Proteus HR panels are available in a range of facing materials including steel, aluminium, zinc, stainless steel and copper alloys such as TECU Oxid.

On this project a combination of anodised Aluminium (Anolok 541) and polyester powder coated Galvanised Steel, in three different colours (RAL 7004, RAL 7022 and XDLA 962 Platinum), were used across other elements to compartmentalise what would otherwise have been large expanses of brickwork.

Proteus Facades had to overcome a number of complex challenges at Putney Plaza, specifically with the curved balconies and radius soffits, which required the manufacture of multiple bespoke panels to exacting tolerances.

Alongside this were multiple shaped panels that required ongoing collaboration with UK Facades, the installer, and the balcony fabricator, Dearneside Fabrications, to allow suitable support positions for installation of the panels.