UCL East, Pool St. West

Pool St. West, Montfichet Rd, London E15 2JE

Pool St West Headline Facts:

1136 precast concrete panels constructed offsite, covering 16,530m2 of the 3 towers and podium base.

Contractor: Vinci Construction

Architect: Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

10 The Broadway

10 The Broadway, Westminster, London SW1H 0DJ

10 The Broadway Headline Facts :

1,311 reconstructed stone panels, covering 13,431 square meters of two of the towers and the podiums of all six buildings.

Contractor : Multiplex

Architect : Squire & Partners

Heathrow Express

Heathrow Express, Heathrow Airport, London TW6

Heathrow Express Headline Facts :

10,000 GRC panels, covering two underground stations at Heathrow Airport

Contractor : Laing Bailey JV

Architect : Wolfe Ollins

London Bridge, Shard

32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG

London Bridge Headline Facts :

1,500 square meters of GRC panels

Contractor : Mace

Architect : Renzzo Piano

Lewisham Gateway

Lewisham Gateway, London, SE13 7RZ

Lewisham Gateway Headline Facts:

1,000 GRC panels, covering 5,500 square meters.

Contractor : Sisk & Son

Architect : PRP Architects

Imperial War Museum

Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Rd, London SE1 6HZ

Imperial War Museum Headline Facts:

280 GRC panels, covering 3,100 square meters.

Contractor : Lendlease

Architect : Foster & Partners

UCD Engineering Building

UCD Engineering & Materials Science Centre, Stillorgan Road, Belfield, Dublin 4

UCD Engineering Building Headline Facts:

200 GRC panels, covering 2,500 square meters.

Contractor : Cleary & Doyle

Architect : Scott Tallon Walker

Herbert Park

Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Herbert Park Hotel Headline Facts:

525 GRC panels, covering 2,500 square meters.

Contractor : McSharry’s

Architect : O’Mahony Pike

Two New Ludgate

Two New Ludgate, 26 Old Bailey, London EC4M 7HW

Two New Ludgate Headline Facts:

1,230 GRC panels covering 5,000 square meters.

Contractor : Skanska / Gartner

Architect : Sauerbruch Hutton

Tapestry, Kings Cross

Tapestry, 1 Canal Reach, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AZ

Tapestry Kings Cross Headline Facts:

2,400 GRC panels, covering 9,000 square meters.

Contractor : Kier Construction

Architect : Niall McLoughlin Architects

The Finer Details:

This is perhaps one of the most distinctive buildings in the Kings Cross development set along St. Pancras Lough.

It is a mixed use structure combining, residential, retail, bars, cafes and a multi-storey car park. The influence for the design of this building comes from ancient Assyrian textiles, along with other patterns from ancient Egypt right up to the twentieth century.

In addition, the building features intricate tapestry like grooves, which draws inspiration from the past when lavish tapestries would be hung on buildings to separate the outside from the inside. Techrete have a long established relationship with the architect. This was developed when they worked on the Olympic Athletes Village together and created reproductions of the Elgin marbles. The process Techrete developed involved using CNC machines to create the moulds and the methodology developed on the Olympic Village project was employed in this project. This method allowed Techrete to create sharp formal patterns using concrete moulds and the resultant intricate pattern on the panels, gives them an almost sculptural quality.

The precast elements were created with a Techrete bespoke deep red mix of GRC. The balconies were manufactured off site and were erected as individual complete units.