It was another diverse and promising project when we
took on Clapham One PPP in Lambeth, London and
provided external insulation and render-only systems.
Clapham One PPP (Public Private Partnership) is located on Clapham High
Street, and underwent a regeneration project with DLA architecture and joint
partners, United House and Cathedral Group Plc.
The £29 million contract secured by United House includes a new state-of-the-art community library, primary care medical centre and 136 high-quality private sale apartments on the site of Mary Seacole’s house, first built in the 1960s.
The curved shape and
absence of square
corners has made for
a complex building,
but with the design
and technical support
provided by the alsecco
team, we were confident
the Basic FS system
would prove successful.
For this project, we supplied 1500m2 of our Basic FS system. It was chosen,
along with 160mm expanded polystyrene insulation, due to its compatibility
with NHBC standards. The system incorporates a drainage cavity as a
secondary line of defence against moisture and offers increased protection
and crack resistance.
For the courtyard and roof terrace areas, we utilised
our Flexewall Impact render-only system, which has
proven flexibility and anti-crack properties. The Flexewall
system used on this particular project incorporates
second generation, nano-quartz self-cleaning technology,
significantly reducing the need for on-going cleaning and
helping to curb costs. This system is also reinforced for
tensile strength and is through-coloured to withstand
everyday weathering. It is also UV-stable and colour-fast.
The result is a robust design that has a dramatic impact on
the aesthetics of the high street. On the facade, we used
our unique carbon fibre render system, enabling the use of
white render with black render on adjacent walls behind the
tubular cladding. This ensured unrivalled impact strength and
weathering, which is vital for such a prominent structure.