Case studies

Portobello Square, London

2016 
Client Catalyst Housing Group Architect PRP Manufacturer Simplicity Abutments

Portobello Square is one of the largest regeneration schemes in Kensington and Chelsea and is currently proceeding through a number of building phases. The client Catalyst Housing Group and architect PRP required a material that could replicate stone whilst offering a light weight alternative to a traditional cast stone facade.

Through working closely with one of our Jesmonite manufacturers the architects specified Jesmonite AC730 and wanted a bespoke colour stone finish. Project deadlines demanded a material solution that was fast setting with AC730 leading to significantly higher productivity than standard GRC.

Product used
  • Jesmonite AC730

“This landmark London project required a bespoke stone colour match that met the exacting requirements of the client and developer, whilst also being a material that complied with the necessary regulatory standards for durability and impact resistance. Once again Jesmonite provided a comprehensive package of material development, sample preparation and technical support that enabled us to win the project and meet strict deadlines without compromise on quality.”

Rob Shand Simplicity Abutments
Jesmonite enabled us to win the project and meet strict deadlines without compromise on quality.”