New additions to the De Vere Hotel group have been supplied with Booth Muirie's specialist architectural rainscreen cladding as part of the Urban Village Resorts brand. The three Scottish hotels have been designed to integrate with the modern and urban architectural theme of the chain. All three hotels had their own requirements and Booth Muirie products were specified to meet these specific needs by providing innovative rainscreen cladding, whilst complementing the chain's trademark 'black box' appearance.

Located in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, the hotels were the first of the Urban Village Resort's expansion into Scotland with over 60 hotels already in cities across England and Wales. Each Urban Village Resort accommodates up to 148 guests rooms, with facilities including a leisure complex, restaurants, bars and a conference centre. BML systems are rainscreen cladding assemblies that were particularly suitable for the construction of all three hotels as they can be supplied to both brand new and existing structures. The Edinburgh hotel, located in the centre of the capital city, was a £20m project to develop an unused office building, whilst the Glasgow and Aberdeen hotels are part of multimillion pound new-build construction projects.

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Led by 3D Reid Architects, the Edinburgh and Glasgow hotels were both supplied with 2750m² of Booth Muirie's BML60 System in Black. Laura Maginnes of 3D Reid Architects commented, "Considering that we were given a specific polished granite design brief for the exterior of the hotel we are particularly pleased with the way that Booth Muirie's rainscreens have complemented this extremely well and at a reasonable cost and for this reason we would definitely consider Booth Muirie in future projects."

The BML60 open joint rainscreen system made from ALPOLIC®/fr aluminium composite material (ACM), consists of two insulation layers holding together a breather membrane beneath the ACM panels. Available in a vast range of colours and with the ability to be installed vertically and horizontally (or sometimes even as irregular diagonals), Booth Muirie's rainscreen panels can be individually removed or replaced to minimise any disruptive maintenance on the building. The Aberdeen Village Resort, the largest of the three, is an integral part of the city's recently developed Prime Four Business Park. Designed by Halliday Fraser Munro Architects, the hotel was installed with 2255m² of BML systems in Anthracite Grey to conform to the 'black box' look, with capping to ensure a seamless finish. Booth Muirie supplied a combination of its BML120 and BML200 systems to meet the specific demand for the desired appearance.

BML120 and BML200 systems are a part of a range of standard rainscreen constructions that are easily tailored to suit a variety of applications. The two systems are constructed by using a tongue-and-groove jointing method to combine the panels, which are attached to the pre-engineered vertical rails for trouble-free installation. Both BML120 and BML200 can be manufactured from ALUCOBOND® or ALPOLIC®/fr materials and are best suited for vertical wall cladding using landscape panels, as well as soffit applications.


Location Glasgow
Architect Halliday Fraser Munro & 3D Reid
Installer BD Roofing
System Rainscreen
Material Alucobond, Alpolic & Larson
Colours Anthracite


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