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Eltherington Supplies C4DI Window Pods

1st September 2016

Leading architectural metalwork specialist Eltherington has helped create a striking façade on C4DI (Centre for Digital Innovation) in Hull with its specialist fabrications

Eltherington fabricated high quality bespoke aluminium window pods as well as assisted on specification. 

C4DI’s window pods create a defining architectural feature on this striking building that match the high-specification throughout. Leeds based Enjoy Design Ltd were the architects, whilst Eltherington designed and manufactured the window pods at its 6 acre manufacturing site in Hull. 

Bronze effect Syntha Pulvin Coated architectural aluminium, formulated to decorate and protect from extreme weather and UV exposure, was used to manufacture the window pods. 

The outwardly projecting pods execute a striking aesthetic, which announce the new point of arrival for visitors to C4DI, a centre that helps tech companies grow, and big businesses innovate. 

It was the crisp, clean and lightweight yet durable properties of Eltherington’s Syntha Pulvin Coated architectural aluminium that initially attracted project architects Enjoy Design. 

“We specified Syntha Pulvin Coated architectural aluminium because of its unique aesthetic properties and its ability to create the simple yet striking geometric window pods that reflect the forward thinking nature of C4DI," said [spokesperson] at Enjoy Design Ltd. “The window pods have achieved something out of the ordinary by adding another visual dimension to what would otherwise have been a flush, sheer façade.” 

He added: “We liked working with Eltherington because they presented us with a carefully chosen range of materials and finishes that enabled us to create window pods. Their help with the specification and ability to work with contractors on site was invaluable.” 

The design of C4DI has the ability to stop people in their tracks in many ways, not least because it demonstrates how an architectural metalwork solution from Eltherington can create a dramatic building that looks impressive during the day and, with appropriate lighting, acts as a beacon at night. 

Eltherington operates a 6 acre state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Hull and is able to supply a wide range of standard and bespoke solutions for building facades, roofline, column casings, perforated panels and spandrel panels along with internal cladding. 

Michael Riding, Director at Eltherington, said: “The single factor about the design that stands out is its ability to get across the fact that this is a modern, forward thinking technology hub. Simply by using geometric shapes and unusual angles, the architects have created a building that will inspire a whole series of tech-start-ups throughout the region.” 

Eltherington manufactures a wide range of high quality architectural facade and roofline solutions. These are available in a wide range of materials and finishes, including aluminium, steel, Corten, stainless steel, copper and zinc. The company has supplied UK and overseas projects as diverse as Centurion House in London, The Edinburgh International Conference Centre, London Underground and the RIBA award-winning London Southbank University. 

For more information on the full range of products and services offered by the company, visit Alternatively, call the team on: 01482 320 336 or email:

1305 Hedon Road 01482 320 336

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