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Greenwich Peninsula District Energy Centre

Energy Centre stands as a shining example of our premium architectural product

With a long and rich history in the architectural solutions market, thyssenkrupp Materials (UK) prides itself on the wide and exemplary range of products and services that it has built up over the years.

To complement the already impressive selection we offer, we are delighted to supply J57s, premium-quality stove-enamelled aluminium sheeting which is specially designed to meet the requirements of modern, high-quality anodised building façades.

Our coil processing facility at Vetchberry Steels in Birmingham is instrumental to the delivery of J57s, and its services make us the only approved decoiler of the product in the UK, allowing us to give efficient lead times on specific decoiled sizes.

Many buildings across the UK have benefited from the architectural products that we provide, and the Greenwich Peninsula Low Carbon Energy Centre is one of them.

Designed by architects C.F. Møller and completed in 2016, the structure houses technically-advanced boilers and combined heat and power (CHP) with the aim to provide heat energy to more than 15,000 homes and 3.5 million square feet of commercial space in the area.

The District Energy Centre benefits from our J57s product on its façade, which has been anodized consistently to produce the building’s shiny and silvery colouring.

Liam Fielding, Key Account Manager for thyssenkrupp Materials (UK), said: “The District Energy Centre is a really exciting project for us to be associated with and is a shining example of one of our leading architectural products. Our J57s product is the perfect solution to protecting the external fixtures of a building of this type as it’s a light material that’s easy to handle and therefore straightforward to install. J57s is a premium, solid aluminium product that has an A1 non-combustible rating, meaning it does not ignite, only produces a small amount of smoke and does not drip in the presence of fire. Additionally, aluminium is renowned as a reliable conductor of heat, which is radiated away across the surface of the metal when exposed to fire.
We’re very proud to have contributed to the District Energy Centre and many other important and iconic projects across the country.”

In addition to J57s, thyssenkrupp Materials now offers J57sUP, a brand new material to meet the demand for higher volumes and present architectural requirements.

The material’s adapted chemical composition of iron, copper and manganese allows for a more vibrant, metallic surface after anodizing, distancing it ever further from its market competitors.

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