PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: Honeybourne Place, Cheltenham
Specified by: Roberts Limbrick
Providing 5,857m2 of Grade A office accommodation across five storeys, with 6th storey roof terraces, Honeybourne Place is a £15 million project in the heart of Cheltenham’s burgeoning commercial district. It was designed by architects Roberts Limbrick to create a striking landmark development that echoes the character of its historic location, surrounded by conservation zones, while offering spacious and contemporary office space.
Shackerley’s SureClad® Ceramic Granite system in a honed Travertine finish provided a façade material that is in keeping with Cheltenham’s architectural heritage as part of a complex façade design involving seven different materials.
The choice of façade materials was central to achieving the vision for a high end development that references the local architectural context and the SureClad® Ceramic Granite system provided the appearance of natural stone, while enabling the project to remain within budget.
The totally impervious façade material will ensure that the building retains this high quality visual impact as it will not discolour over time and is resistant to U/V, algae and graffiti.
The lightweight SureClad® Ceramic Granite ventilated façade system provided a solution with reduced structural loading. The architect was also keen to use a system that offers proven fire resistance and the SureClad® Ceramic Granite system is classified as Class A1 to BS EN 13501-1.
It was essential that the chosen system could be installed with a neat interface with the other materials used to make up the façade. Close co-ordination between Shackerley’s production team and the cladding installer, Britplas, was vital and Shackerley delivered all pre-fabricated components to site, including all the pre-fabricated window reveals.
Shackerley’s SureClad® Ceramic Granite system was used on a 728m2 area of the façade, utilising 1200 x 600mm panels of honed Travertine. Additional bespoke items were also manufactured by Shackerley for the soffits and window returns.
A small area comprising the canopy and fascia of the building’s feature entrance was installed using SureClad® Ceramic Granite in ‘Camo’ matt grey, creating contrast with the creamy beige façade.
The system was installed using Shackerley’s Queen’s Award winning SureClad® Access System.