Lombard Wharf, 12 Lombard Rd, Battersea, London SW11 3AY
Lombard Wharf Headline Facts:
1,239 reconstructed stone panels, covering 6,413 square meters.
Contractor : Barrett Homes
The Finer Details:
Situated on Lombard Road in Battersea, London, this 299-foot
residential building was designed by Patel Taylor Architects and the
construction of this exceptional build was led by Barratt Homes. With stunning views over the Thames and
London City, Lombard Wharf was one of the last remaining river front sites in
Wandsworth, so it was important that the building made both a positive and
dynamic contribution to the capital’s skyline.
The building appears to twist as it rises, which was
achieved with very subtle changes to the positioning of the white precast
concrete balconies. These subtle twists were to portray an appearance of carved
stone and in order to achieve both this extraordinary shape and carved stone
impression, Techrete were subcontracted to design, manufacture and deliver the
architectural precast concrete cladding for the façade of Lombard Wharf.
It was understood that Techrete would not only deliver this
desired stone effect, but also equip the project with their extensive
experience and efficiency and provide quality control for each and every
balcony, resulting in both cost and time effectiveness.
As the carved stone effect was an intricate and vital
element of the build, the mix selection was crucial. Selected was the creamy and light C317 mix with
Mica, which added a sparkle. Finally, finished with a light acid etched finish which
exposed the natural aggregate and gives the balconies a more realistic stone
feel. It was cast in a two-stage process ensuring a quality finish on all faces.
The resulting building went on to win awards in the Evening Standard New Home Awards, The Irish
Concrete Society Awards and the What
House Awards. Additionally, Lombard
Wharf was shortlisted for the Architects
Journal Housing Project of the Year (over 10m) 2018.