‘Forma’ column casings for A1 Shopping Park

Encasement provides column casings with a grained wood finish

  • 6 Oct 2016

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Encasement has supplied a range of powder coated ‘Forma’ aluminium column casings to improve the external appearance of Biggleswade’s recently opened A1 Shopping Park.

The multi-million pound transformation of the London Road Retail park site began in 2013. Since then, a 300,000 square foot shopping complex – which accommodates brands such as M&S, Boots and TK Maxx – has been created.

Within the White Way Retail Centre, a separate self-contained structure has been built. Home to Halfords, Benson Beds and Pets and Home, the building incorporates a gradually sloping canopy roof, which is supported by a number of structural columns.

Powder coated column casings

Encasement was contracted to provide column casings to improve the external appearance of the shop front area. Using 3mm thick aluminium, the company manufactured a range of ‘Forma’ column casings, which could be stacked and joined with discreet infill strips.

To meet the project’s specification, Encasement employed a wood-grain powder coated finish from Powdertech Group. Designed to replicate a grained wood finish, the coating enabled Encasement to deliver a set of aesthetically-pleasing column casings, avoiding standard plain metal or painted finish solutions.

The powder coated ‘Forma’ casings provided a cost-effective solution compared to wooden alternatives. They were delivered in a range of sizes to accommodate the columns, which range in height from 8 to 12.8 metres.


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