A key requirement of the re-cladding was that the centre should remain open for business throughout the refurbishment process.
Located on the site of a former colliery spoil heap, Dalton Park is an outlet shopping centre, originally opened in 2003. It boasts 70 retail shops, including several restaurants, three anchor stores – Adidas, M&S and Next - and public conveniences. Each of these elements required new cladding, but different styles and finishes were chosen. Original cedar wood panelling on the retail shop frontages was replaced by plank-style cladding from the palette of Pura® NFC Wood Decors. The colour selected was Core Ash. The fascias above the three major stores were clad in 10mm Meteon® Lumen, coloured Athens White with Diffused, Specular and Oblique finishes, whilst Meteon® Lumen in London Grey was chosen for the exterior of the toilet blocks in the same finishes as the major stores.
“Pura® NFC was selected due to its durability, colour maintenance properties and contemporary styling that were an excellent fit with the overall objective of the project,” says Jerry Hatch. “The fact this product can be easily cleaned and requires minimal maintenance are also endearing features.”