ESB HQ Scoops ‘Overall Winner of the Night’, While Osiers Road Wins ‘Best International Project’ for Techrete

Techrete CEO Alastair Smyth said:

“We were pleased to be nominated and attend the Irish Concrete Society Awards which took place on Saturday evening and I’m delighted to announce that we have won two awards for ESB HQ in Dublin and Osiers Road in Wandsworth, London.

This is a fantastic achievement and testament to the skill and hard work of the teams involved in both projects, from Pre-Construction, right through to Site Works. Recognition in this way once again demonstrates the quality of our people and our products which put Techrete at the very forefront of the precast cladding market.

I’d like to extend my congratulations to all for the dedication and effort that has resulted in receipt of these awards.”

Osiers Road: Keith Moran, Group Operations Director, Hollybrook Homes said:

As a company, we are always looking to increase the extent of off-site construction, but in the past have felt limited by design constraints on the solutions. Working with Techrete was a breath of fresh air. Techrete were able to bring high quality and innovative solutions in response to our demand for design quality and robust form of construction.

The early input and collaboration of Techrete with our design team and other supply chain members, contributed to a scheme which we are extremely proud of and a benchmark for projects going forward. The experience of working with Techrete means that we now actively look at how precast facades can be used in our buildings going forward.’

ESB HQ Summary:

‘The wide variety of panels, exceptionally tight courtyards and elevations, speed of erection, consistency of finish on the reconstructed stone and the demand for superior quality on this prestigious project, all contributed to the excellence of our work on Project Fitzwilliam.

Multiple challenges relating to the tight courtyards in terms of the design engineering and erection logistics were overcome with our flexible attitude and creative, lateral thinking’.

Both projects feature a combination of reconstructed stone and brick-facing precast concrete panels and their success are indicative of the popularity of the brick-facing aesthetic. Download our brick-facing brochure here.