Cotswold chosen for major Istanbul project that JLO calls home

Specialist international friction-stay manufacturer and hardware supplier Cotswold Architectural Products recently had its products specified in a ‘high-profile’ project in Turkey’s capital, Istanbul.

A large quantity of Cotswold’s HD26-180 hinges and HD102 friction arms were specified in Metropol Istanbul, which is said to be where global superstar Jennifer Lopez has a home.

The project is due for completion in 2015 and was designed by RMJM Architects.

Metropol Istanbul is a mixed development that combines one of the largest shopping malls in Turkey, home offices, residences, educational institutions, and a recreational area.

A focal point of the project is the grand tower, which is designed as one of the tallest buildings in Europe, and is expected to attract 23 million visitors per year.

The Metropol Istanbul will also be one of the main features of a new Financial Centre, and is poised to become one of the world’s leading financial hubs once it is built.

Luz Seminario, export sales executive at Cotswold commented:

“We’ve built up an impressive portfolio of projects where our stays and hardware have been specified on the basis of superior quality and strength.

“Our products use galvanised steel which is designed to offer maximum longevity, even in the most corrosive of environments, and as such, is ideal for large scale commercial projects such as Metropol Istanbul.”