The project is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
The project is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Composite cladding specialist Dura Cladding, based in the UK, has supplied cladding for net-zero energy buildings at a new retail, leisure and tourism destination in Rushden Lakes, Northampton, UK. The park is reportedly the largest out-of-town scheme of its kind in a decade.

HPW Architecture led the design and development of the masterplan for the project, which is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

‘With a project on this scale it’s important to ensure that the resulting development delivers on all of its promises and the recycled properties of Dura Cladding, together with its FSC status have helped us to meet our overall sustainability goals,’ said Gary Wilburn, director of design and sustainability for HPW.

The first phase of the Rushden Lakes development is due to open in July and will be followed by phase two of the scheme.

This story is reprinted from material from Dura, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.