Situated right next door to the extensive, brand new Westfield indoor shopping complex and directly opposite the BBC Shepherds Bush studios, the Wood Lane Station concourse is in one of the most visible, busy and prestigious situations in London. The Wood Lane contract forms part of the Westfield Regeneration Project, which is in turn incorporated within the GBP 1 billion regeneration investment program scheduled for the wider W12 district over the next ten years. In order to confidently fulfill the specified and exacting cosmetic criteria, Wheelabrator was chosen to produce the specialist shot peened finish on the stainless steel cladding material supplied by main cladding contractor McGrath Group of Northern Ireland. A shot peened finish is created by impacting spherical particles onto the surface of the material under controlled conditions. The particles generate an even, continuous, unbroken pattern and simultaneously create a work-hardened surface. The effect of work hardening increases the material’s resistance to anti-social behavior scratching. There is no coating applied to the surface and the finish is potentially ever lasting, resulting in no environmental impact from paint product application or tatty degenerating coatings requiring expensive maintenance in years to come.