Penrose Two

Penrose Two, Penrose Dock, Co. Cork T23 YY09

Penrose Two Headline Facts :

179 reconstructed stone panels, covering 2,841 square meters.

Contractor : Hegarty

Architect : Wilson Architecture

The Finer Details :

Situated on the banks of the River Lee in Cork, Penrose One & Two is a commercial development constructed by Hegarty Construction and designed by Wilson Architecture.  The buildings enhance the emerging skyline at Cork’s docklands and delivers 250,000 square foot of sustainable, Grade A office space.  Situated in close proximity to the historical Penrose House, the buildings designs are based on classical proportions with the intention of embracing and enhancing their historical neighbour.

Techrete was awarded the tender to design, manufacture and install the architectural precast concrete cladding façades for both buildings at Penrose Dock.  

Penrose One is organised in three distinct vertical modules with Techrete’s double height vertical mullions elongating the building’s appearance. Structural precast concrete columns rise from ground level to the third floor, cast in three parts and stitched together, creating a grand entrance to the building and further elongating its appearance.   The precast concrete façade of Penrose Two also consists of mullions and spandrels and the consistency of both façades provides a framing approach to the original Penrose House. 

The chosen mix for the project was Techrete’s C190 with an acid etched finish, with provides a warm soft appearance to the façades. 

Cast-in lettering was used on panels for Penrose One and Two providing elegant signage for the two entrances.

Watch Penrose 1 & 2 Video Here :

Video Credit : JCD Group

Penrose One

Penrose One, Penrose Dock, Co. Cork T23 YY09

Penrose One, Penrose Dock Headline Facts

376 reconstructed stone panels, covering 3,603 meters.

Contractor : PJ Hegarty

Architect : Wilson Architecture

The Finer Details :

Situated on the banks of the River Lee in Cork, Penrose One & Two is a commercial development constructed by Hegarty Construction and designed by Wilson Architecture.  The buildings enhance the emerging skyline at Cork’s docklands and deliver 250,000 square foot of sustainable, Grade A office space.  Situated in close proximity to the historical Penrose House, the buildings designs are based on classical proportions with the intention of embracing and enhancing their historical neighbour.

Techrete was awarded the tender to design, manufacture and install the architectural precast concrete cladding façades for both buildings at Penrose Dock.  

Penrose One is organised in three distinct vertical modules with Techrete’s double height vertical mullions elongating the building’s appearance. Structural precast concrete columns rise from ground level to the third floor, cast in three parts and stitched together, creating a grand entrance to the building and further elongating its appearance.   The precast concrete façade of Penrose Two also consists of mullions and spandrels and the consistency of both façades provides a framing approach to the original Penrose House. 

The chosen mix for the project was Techrete’s C190 with an acid etched finish, which provides a warm soft appearance to the façades. 

Cast-in lettering was used on panels for Penrose One and Two providing elegant signage for the two entrances.

Watch Penrose 1 & 2 Video Here :

Video Credit : JCD Group

The Marq, Duke’s Court

The Marq, 32 Duke Street, London SW1Y 6DF

The Marq, Duke’s Court Headline Facts:

157 brick faced, portland stone faced and gold gilded panels, covering 2,511 square meters.

Contractor : Skanska

Architect : Rolfe Judd and John McAslan & Partners

The Finer Details:

Duke’s Court is a mixed development of retail and office space on the corner of Duke Street and Jermyn Street in St James, London.  Designed by John McAslan & Partners and Rolfe Judd Architects and delivered by Skanska, Duke’s Court features beautiful gold gilding on the corner façade panels and a brass frame around the windows, all adding a touch of glamour to this particular corner of London’s West End. 

Techrete were appointed by Skanska to design, manufacture and install 157 panels in total. This included insulated Portland Stone faced panels, brick faced panels with factory fitted punch windows.  The mixture of Portland stone, two variations of brown and white brick and a Belgian blue limestone plinth were all developed to create the overall effect of Duke’s Court’s façade.

The pre-formed unitised punch window panels were in some cases, three windows wide and are stacked on Portland stone mullions between the ground and first floor.  The footprint of the building was so tight that this system was essential for the project and allowed us to install from inside of the building, thus avoiding scaffolding, which would have invaded public pedestrian zones.

The panel design combines both a stacked and steel corbel system restrained back to the main steel frame.  The factory insulated panels, fire stop details and the factory installed windows system were all coordinated via 3D modelling.

The corner façade features specially commissioned artwork on the panels.  The gold leaf inlay on the carved stone was to resemble a ‘dropped thread’.  Grooves were cut into the Portland stone panels for the gilding of the gold leaf and Techrete provided the drawings for these grooves.

The contemporary design coupled with the touch of classical glamour on the unusual corner façade and its location in such a prestigious area of London, have all been factors in contributing to the high-profile nature of this project for Techrete.  The elegant Portland stone, the warm brick and the gold gilding all together demonstrate how a combination of finishes can create a striking, contemporary façade and this will stand to us in the future when architects are considering this element right at the beginning of a projects.

Duke’s Court is one of the first buildings to achieve ‘BREEAM Outstanding’ for both its façade and core.

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, 748 High Road, Tottenham, London N17 0AP

THFC Stadium Headline Facts:

813 reconstructed stone panels, covering 3,492 square meters.

Contractor : Mace

Architect : Populous

The Finer Details:

Tottenham Hotspur’s new 62,000-capacity stadium in north London has made wide use of precast concrete – including creation of the football club’s famous crest and motto.

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club’s new stadium set a new benchmark for sporting arenas in the UK, and the construction work was also of the highest quality.

The 62,000-seater venue in north London, the largest club stadium in the capital, is designed to be multi-purpose and features the world’s first dividing, retractable football pitch, which reveals a synthetic turf pitch underneath for NFL London Games, concerts, and other events.

Designed by specialist stadium architects Populous, with construction management handled by Mace, work on the project got under way in 2015.

Precast concrete has been used widely, including the terrace sections in the seating bowl, vomitories, stairways, concourse, and external areas, as well as spectacular visual signatures of the football club’s identity.

Tottenham’s famous crest, a cockerel standing on a football, and the Latin motto ‘Audere Est Facere’ – ‘To Dare is To Do’ – were created as giant architectural precast panels by Techrete and are visible inside the concourse areas under the seating bowl.

Bespoke moulds were designed for the precast letters. The 27 Tottenham lettering panels measured 2,000mm in length and 2,200mm in width, and each weighed a tonne.  

Wick High School

Wick High School, 7 Newton Road, Wick KW1 5SA

Wick High School Headline Facts:

511 reconstructed stone panels, covering 3,420 square meters.

Contractor : Morrison

Architect : Ryder Architecture

Glasgow City Campus

Glasgow City Campus, Glasgow

Glasgow City Campus Headline Facts:

1,231 reconstructed stone panels, covering 14,263 square meters.

Contractor : Sir Robert McAlpine

Architect : Michael Laird / Reich and Hall

Glasgow Academy

Glasgow Academy, Colebrooke Street, Glasgow G12 8HE

Glasgow Academy Headline Facts:

328 reconstructed stone panels covering 2,631 square meters.

Contractor : Dunne Group

Architect : Page / Park

Anne Rowling Clinic

Anne Rowling Regenerative Clinic, Chancellor’s Building, University of Edinburgh, 49 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4SB

Anne Rowling Regenerative Clinic Headline Facts:

25 reconstructed stone panels, covering 285 square meters.

Contractor : Mansell

Architect : Keppie

Burntwood School

Burntwood Lane, London SW17 0AQ

Burntwood School Headline Facts:

660 reconstructed stone panels, covering 8,581 square meters.

Contractor : Lend Lease

Architect : Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Watch Installation Video here:

Video credit : AHMM

Watch Manufacturing Video here:

Video Credit : AHMM

**Please note, at the time of construction the mix on this project was known as C293. It is now known as C155 B2000**

Athlete’s Village No. 15

Athlete’s Village No. 15, 20 Victory Parade, East Village, London E15 2ER

Athlete’s Village No. 15 Headline Facts :

1,426 reconstructed stone panels, covering 13,651 square meters.

Contractor : Lendlease

Architects : Glenn Howells & Niall McLoughlin