Sterling have completed phase 3A for Sir Robert McAlpine, providing the design, manufacture and installation of ground floor columns and spandrels in a heavy etched dolomite finish.
This prestigious development will become one of London’s newest towns, with a new high street, residential units, and new underground station, all with a great view of the power station. The geometry of the units required careful design to allow for the curved finish. With some spandrels weighing up to 11 tonnes and measuring up to 11 metres in length, our designers needed to create a cross section with a 90-degree angle to ensure the units could bear their own weight once installed on site.
Our units will frame the retail area of the development; therefore, we have cast in conduits to allow lighting and shop signage to be easily fixed to the panels. Bespoke moulds were skilfully manufactured at our factory in Taunton, Somerset (see above) which was no small feat given the size of the panels. Our finishing team then used acid to achieve a heavy etch, exposing the dolomite aggregate and giving the signature dolomite “sparkle”.
Sterling have just been awarded the next phase of this project, phase 3B which will require more complex units that will curve in two directions!