ABSA

When ABSA decided to refurbish its data centre in Cresta, Johannesburg it asked its architects to come up with an environmentally sustainable cladding solution that would enhance the exterior of the building while also helping to address noise pollution caused by the generators that sit on the building’s roof.

We (AfriClad) worked alongside the steel contractor to supply and install ALPOLIC aluminium composite cladding panels.

We installed standard panels across much of the building and then took measurements for filler panels which were manufactured to size in our factory and shipped to site. The majority of the building was clad in a stainless steel metallic colour (ALPOLIC® Ref M7788) with red flange panels providing contrast.

ABSA data centre with scaffolding surrounding the exterior, in the process of being refurbished with ALPOLIC cladding.ABSA data centre in Cresta with scaffolding surrounding the exterior of the buidling, in the process of being refurbished with ALPOLIC cladding.ABSA data centre in Cresta with scaffolding on the exterior of the buidling, in the process of being refurbished with ALPOLIC panels.ALPOLIC cladding panels on the exterior of the ABSA data centre in Cresta.Side view of the ABSA data centre in Cresta refurbished with ALPOLIC panels.Front view of the ABSA data centre in Cresta refurbished with ALPOLIC panels.Side view from the parking lot of the ABSA data centre in Cresta refurbished with ALPOLIC panels.Side view of the ABSA data centre in Cresta refurbished with ALPOLIC composite cladding panels.Close up of the ABSA data centre in Cresta, fully refurbished with composite ALPOLIC cladding panels.