Highcross Leicester Shopping Centre
I-W secured its first major Eyetech contract in 2008, the Highcross Shopping Centre in Leicester, worth £2.1m. The project involved covering 6,000m² of facade, an extreme challenge as a large part of this was a double skin mesh system incorporating galvanised posts.
Even with more than 100 sheet types, 50 windpost types, 40 different bracket arrangements and some difficult access arrangements to contend with, the I-W team still managed to complete the project on time and within budget.
The aluminium perforated system installed at low level also proved interesting. However, our involvement led to the development of the aluminium windpost which now forms an integral part of the Eyetech system available today.