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An award-winning classroom building

Beckers' help develop sustainable and innovative coil coatings

Beckers is one of the key supply partners involved in the SPECIFIC Active Classroom, which won the Innovation Award at Constructing Excellence in Wales 2017 and was shortlisted for “Sustainable Project of the Year” at the UK’s Building Awards 2017.

This unique building, located on Swansea University’s Bay Campus, contains two classrooms and functions both as a teaching centre and a power station. It has been specifically designed to be energy positive and utilizes a number of sustainable technologies such as building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) panels, aqueous hybrid ion batteries and resistive floor heating to generate, store and supply all the energy needs for the building.

Pre-finished steel is principally used for the cladding of the envelope, but one façade also includes a living wall made up of native plant species. Beckers has been actively involved in the development of the coil coatings used for this building.

Read more in our Sustainability Report

Sustainability Report