Case Studies

Portabello Square, London




Manufacturer: Simplicity Specialist Finishes Ltd

Client: Catalyst Housing Group

Architect: PRP Architects

Contractor: Ardmore Construction

Product: Jesmonite AC730

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.

“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 Specialist Finishes Ltd

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