Shackerley’s SureClad® Façades rejuvenate Bracknell High Street

Ventilated façade specialist, Shackerley, has played an essential role in creating a cohesive new high street for Bracknell in Berkshire.

Part of a major regeneration project for the Greater London town centre, the cladding specification played a pivotal role in giving a more uniform look to a disparate arcade of retail units and creating ‘The Lexicon’; a re-branded local shopping centre with a single, high quality aesthetic.

Shackerley’s SureClad® ceramic granite ventilated cladding system was specified for the project and façade panels in three complementary colourways - cream, mushroom/beige and mink – have been installed on the exteriors of the stores on both sides of the street. With their subtle grain and natural finish the SureClad® panels have delivered a high quality, timeless aesthetic that provides an ideal blank canvas for individual store branding whilst blending effortlessly with the public realm landscaping elements of the project.

Around 400m2 of SureClad® façade cladding was supplied by Shackerley, including bracketed one-piece window returns and details. The panels were fully-pre-fabricated to order at Shackerley’s ISO9001-accredited production facility in Lancashire, with the company’s proprietary SureClad® Access System providing an installation-ready solution for the team on site.

Comments Brian G Newell, founder and chief executive of Shackerley: “This project demonstrates just how transformational a high quality retro-fit cladding installation can be because The Lexicon has totally lifted the retail landscape in Bracknell.

Our SureClad® ceramic granite system is ideal for over-cladding projects like this because it’s easy to install, available in a wide range of colourways and finishes and provides a robust, graffiti-resistant durable finish that complies with either class A1 or A2 to EN13501-1.”  As local retail facilities continue to compete against out of town and online competition, enhancing the shopper experience with projects like this can be an important part of local authorities’ high street strategies.”