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Swiss Facades were delighted to be involved in construction of the new Student Accommodation, Western Road, Cork.  SIAC cladding and roofing contractors were responsible for installation of the Swisspearl panels, and the supporting framing system from Systea.  The main contractors were BAM, Client GSA, Management consultants Cogent Associates and Architects Niall Rowan of DTA.

The modern student complex, opened in September 2018, will home up to 190 students living in professionally-managed student accommodation. Situated overlooking the picturesque River Lee and near UCC, the students will also have easy access to downtown Cork and the University Campus.

The high quality finishes on the exterior walls feature Swisspearl fibre cement cladding.  In addition to the fresh modern look, Swisspearl cladding also provides durability and a high level of fire safety.   The cladding panels were fabricated in the factory in Switzerland and then delivered directly to site ready to install.  At Swiss facades we see it as an important service to deliver panels prefabricated, as this reduces installation time and also improves overall operational efficiency onsite.

Swisspearl (Eternit) have been manufacturing panels since 1894, and have the longest history in the creation and development of producing fibre cement panels.  When selecting Swisspearl, clients can look forward to the following benefits:

  • Unlimited design solutions, for the purpose of creating unique facades.
  • A unique and diverse range,  offering a wide range of colours and finishes
  • Swisspearl panels have a fire rating class of A2 s1 d0

For more information contact Swiss Facades