The first pieces of gold cladding have been installed at the £100 million Cube development in Birmingham by specialist German contractor Haga.
The 12 month installation will see the building’s ‘skin’ created from a unitised anodised golden aluminium cladding system.
Cube developer the Birmingham Development Company says this is the first of its kind in the UK.
A total18,000m2 of cladding will be fitted to the building as it rises out of the ground, but the tight confines of the site mean the panels and the fretwork screen that will overlook the canal, will be hung from the inside in late summer 2009.
The Cube, which is being built by BDC’s in-house construction arm BuildAbility, is scheduled for completion in spring 2010.