University of Warwick

University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL

University of Warwick Headline Facts:

149 single and double storey reconstructed stone panels, constructed offsite and covering 2,841m2 of the façade.

Contractor : Willmott Dixon

Architect : Hawkins Brown

Grangegorman Central Quad

Grangegorman Lower, Arran Quay, Dublin 7

Grangegorman Central Quad Headline Facts:

611 brick faced panels covering 9,439 square meters.

Contractor : Sisk / FCC JV

Architect : FCB Studios

Sovereign Court

Handley House, Sovereign Court, Hammersmith, London W6 0BT

Sovereign Court Headline Facts:

382 reconstructed stone panels, covering 3,060 square meters.

Contractor : St. George (Berkeley Group)

Architect :  Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

The Temple

Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kingsbury, Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Complex, Kingsbury Road, NW9 8AQ

The Temple Headline Facts :

224 reconstructed stone panels, covering 2,760 square meters.

Contractor : FDL

Architect : LTS Architects

4b Southbank Place

4b Southbank Place, York Road, Bishop’s, London SE1 7LZ

4b Southbank Place Headline Facts:

500 reconstructed stone panels, covering 6,124 square meters.

Contractor : Canary Wharf Group PLC

Architect : Squire and Partners

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Video credit : Gary Britton Photography
The Finer Details :

The redevelopment of Southbank Place in central London comprises 8 new buildings surrounding the quarter’s centrepiece, the Shell Centre Tower.  The overall redevelopment once completed, will be home to a mixture of offices, residences and retail space and will integrate with open public areas and pedestrian routes.  Techrete were engaged by Canary Wharf Group PLC to design, manufacture and install the precast concrete panels for three of the buildings within the quarter and these were Building 1, Building 4A and Building 4B. 

Self-compacting concrete using Techrete’s C190 mix for a warm off-white colour, was finished with acid etching to lightly expose the aggregate, giving the panels a soft slightly textured appearance.  Granite plinths were also utilised in a Kurum Grey finish and these were supplied to Techrete by Savema. 

On buildings 4A and 4B Techrete’s C190 reconstructed stone mix was also used with an acid etched finish.  Two storey height panels were manufactured with a vertical indentation in the panels up to levels 10, elongating the structures and creating an elegant ribbed effect. 

3D modelling was vital for all three buildings from a Techrete perspective as the extensive steel work of the frames had to be co-ordinated throughout the building.  Two bridges on levels 4 and 8 linking buildings one and two, handrail interfaces throughout the building and the interfacing canope described below, all added to the complexity of the design work.  Some clashes with the mechanical and engineering work were detected at an early stage and rectified by our design team before any delays were incurred. 

GRC soffits were used to clad the over-head areas of the public colonnades on buildings 4A and 4B.

The open structures on the roofs of buildings 4A and 4B were tricky as there were 4 sided columns and beams to negotiate and additionally the steel frames were being built over-head as we were cladding the mid-levels which required a high level of co-ordination and the use of our Bomecon counter balance rig.

4a Southbank Place

4A Southbank Place, York Road, Bishop’s, London SE1 7NW

4a Southbank Place Headline Facts:

643 reconstructed stone panels, covering 7,876 square meters.

Contractor : Canary Wharf Group Ltd.

Architect : Squire and Partners

Video Credit : Gary Britton Photography
The Finer Details :

The redevelopment of Southbank Place in central London comprises 8 new buildings surrounding the quarter’s centrepiece, the Shell Centre Tower.  The overall redevelopment once completed, will be home to a mixture of offices, residences and retail space and will integrate with open public areas and pedestrian routes.  Techrete were engaged by Canary Wharf Group PLC to design, manufacture and install the precast concrete panels for three of the buildings within the quarter and these were Building 1, Building 4A and Building 4B. 

Self-compacting concrete using Techrete’s C190 mix for a warm off-white colour, was finished with acid etching to lightly expose the aggregate, giving the panels a soft slightly textured appearance.  Granite plinths were also utilised in a Kurum Grey finish and these were supplied to Techrete by Savema. 

On buildings 4A and 4B Techrete’s C190 reconstructed stone mix was also used with an acid etched finish.  Two storey height panels were manufactured with a vertical indentation in the panels up to levels 10, elongating the structures and creating an elegant ribbed effect. 

3D modelling was vital for all three buildings from a Techrete perspective as the extensive steel work of the frames had to be co-ordinated throughout the building.  Two bridges on levels 4 and 8 linking buildings one and two, handrail interfaces throughout the building and the interfacing canope described below, all added to the complexity of the design work.  Some clashes with the mechanical and engineering work were detected at an early stage and rectified by our design team before any delays were incurred. 

GRC soffits were used to clad the over-head areas of the public colonnades on buildings 4A and 4B.

The open structures on the roofs of buildings 4A and 4B were tricky as there were 4 sided columns and beams to negotiate and additionally the steel frames were being built over-head as we were cladding the mid-levels which required a high level of co-ordination and the use of our Bomecon counter balance rig.

1 Southbank Place

1 Southbank Place, York Road, Bishop’s, London SE1 7NW

1 Southbank Place Headline Facts:

563 reconstructed stone panels, covering 7,905 square meters.

Contractor : Canary Wharf Group PLC

Architect : Squire and Partners

Watch our video here :

Video Credit : Gary Britton Photography
The Finer Details :

The redevelopment of Southbank Place in central London comprises 8 new buildings surrounding the quarter’s centrepiece, the Shell Centre Tower.  The overall redevelopment once completed, will be home to a mixture of offices, residences and retail space and will integrate with open public areas and pedestrian routes.  Techrete were engaged by Canary Wharf Group PLC to design, manufacture and install the precast concrete panels for three of the buildings within the quarter and these were Building 1, Building 4A and Building 4B.

Southbank Place 1 appears to step backwards in three blocks from the ground floor to story 5, from level 6 to level 9 and finally, from level 10 to level 14.

The building features 2 and 3 storey height panels, which were 11 metres long.  A major feature of the panels was their extra deep returns on the legs which creates a solar shade and visually achieves the architects design intent.

Self-compacting concrete using Techrete’s C190 mix for a warm off-white colour, was finished with acid etching to lightly expose the aggregate, giving the panels a soft slightly textured appearance.  Granite plinths were also utilised in a Kurum Grey finish and these were supplied to Techrete by Savema. 

A canopy was created down one elevation of building 1 to create a semi-enclosed space linking buildings 1 and 2.  The canope interfaces with the steel work and it was this interface, whilst small in size, was crucial in the overall development of the canope and was incredibly intricate for our draughtsmen to model.

XYZ Building

XYZ Building, 2 Hardman Boulevard, Manchester M3 3AQ

XYZ Building Headline Facts:

388 reconstructed stone panels, covering 3,836 square meters.

Contractor : McLaren Construction

Architect : Cartwright Pickard

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

Westfield Shopping Centre

Westfield Shopping Centre, Ariel Way, Shepherd’s Bush, London W12 7GF

Westfield Shopping Centre Headline Facts:

970 reconstructed stone panels, covering 5,674 square meters.

Contractor : Westfield

Architect : Sheppard Robson

Spencer Dock

Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1

Spencer Dock Headline Facts:

1,600 reconstructed stone panels, covering 11,700 square meters.

Contractor : CMP

Architect : Scott Tallon Walker

Smithfield

Smithfield, Dublin 1

Smithfield Headline Facts:

700 natural stone faced and panels covering 5,500 square meters.

Contractor : G&T Crampton

Architect : HKR

Scottish Crime Campus

Scottish Crime Campus, Craignethan Drive, Gartcosh, Glenboig, Glasgow G69 8AE

Scottish Crime Campus Headline Facts:

405 reconstructed stone panels, covering 8,100 square meters.

Contractor : Graham Construction

Architect : Ryder

Project Capella

Project Capella, Puddicombe Way, Cambridge CB2 0AF

Project Capella Headline Facts:

246 reconstructed stone panels covering 3,300 square meters.

Contractor : Kier Construction

Architect : Fairhursts Design Group

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Northumbria Police HQ

Northumbria Police HQ, Middle Engine Lane, Wallsend, Tyne & Wear NE28 9NT

Northumbria Police HQ Headline Facts:

725 reconstructed stone panels, covering 8,300 square meters.

Contractor : Miller Construction

Architect : Ryder

Leeds DHQ

Leeds Police DHQ, Stainbeck Lane, Leeds LS7 3QU

Leeds DHQ Headline Facts:

Contractor : Interserve

Architect : Jacobs

Leeds Central Village

Leeds Central Village (Phase 3) Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 3AB

Leeds Central Village Headline Facts:

526 reconstructed stone panels, covering 8,635 square meters.

Contractor : Downing

Architect : John McAslan & Partners

Laidlaw Library

 Laidlaw Library, University of, Leeds LS2 9JT

Laidlaw Library Headline Facts:

Contractor : Shepherd

Architect : ADP Architects

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