Holborn Gate

Manufacturer: Simplicity Specialist Finishes Ltd

Client: Land Securities

Architect: Buckley Gray Yeoman

Product: Jesmonite AC730

The Project

Holborn Gate is a 1960s commercial office space which has been refurbished to enhance the buildings prominence and visibility from High Holborn. Jesmonite AC730 was the architects preferred material solution for lightweight interior and exterior cladding panels. A bespoke AC730 Pure White colour scheme was required for the external fluted cladding panels, which were installed as a continuous banding across the entire exterior facade of the building.

AC730 Portland Stone was also specified for the internal fluted wall panels across all seven levels of the offices, its low permeability and minuet levels of shrinkage allowed lightweight panels to be created in any size with bespoke surface texture and fine detail.

Both external and internal AC730 panels were treated with Jesmonite Flexiguard Sealer for added durability that prevents soiling and mould growth.

“The shear versatility of Jesmonite AC730 allows us to undertake and become involved in the most challenging projects. AC730 is our go to material when we need to create lightweight panels which achieve consistent decorative surface finishes.”

Rob Shand

Simplicity Specialist Finishes Ltd