Austin Smith Lord’s design of the £100m Stockport College redevelopment included 8,000m² of VM ZINC flat lock zinc tiles together with interlocking and sine wave horizontal panels. The ANTHRA-ZINC® facades provide yet further illustration of how zinc combines well with glass in the provision of a landmark feature.

Transformation of the workhouse into staff accommodation and a welcome centre yielded a string of historic artefacts in the course of construction. These included children’s shoes, a diet regime board for ‘inmates,’ marbles, clay pipes, walking sticks, plates, Christmas cards, newspapers dating from 1889 and even hair samples.