We worked closely with the architect and main contractor on this block of flats, located at the back of an old historic police station in Norbury.
For this new build project, we needed to copy the size and the colour of the concrete panels from the front of the building (police station) into the modern block of flats located at the rear.
Using Glass Reinforced Concrete
The main structure of the new building was a metal support structure, and a Metsec wall system, which gave Contexture the challenge to designing lightweight GRC panels (Glass fiber reinforced concrete) which were to be installed on to our rain screen system to achieve the fire rating of 120minutes.
We used a bespoke mix of concrete with slight variation in colour between the panels to get perfect result.
Matching an exact size
Our panels were the exact size as the original building (1000×400) with minimal spaces of 3 mm between the panels. In addition, we have also created all the surrounding windows and windows sill to match the concrete colour throughout the project.