Project Spotlight: 20 Eastbourne Terrace, Paddington
Fletcher Priest Architects, London
in collaboration with Stiff & Trevillion
Shackerley ensured the new façade of 20 Eastbourne Terrace reflects the high calibre of Land Securities’ c.£75 million refurbishment of the mid 20th century office block. The final phase of a transformative regeneration project adjacent to London’s Grade I listed Paddington station, 20 Eastbourne Terrace is an 18-storey tower that provides 92,000 sq ft of grade A office accommodation with stunning views across London. SureClad® ceramic granite façade panels supplied by Shackerley were combined with extensive curtain walling to create drama and a contemporary aesthetic, while maximising the views.
Occupying an attractive location just a short walk from Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, the scheme sought to leverage the design principles that made the original building such a good example of mid 20th century design while updating the interior to create more flexible spaces for forward-focused, agile businesses.
The design called for the building to be overclad with an impressive updated façade. The use of the innovative SureClad® Access System, which does not require panels to be installed in sequence, helped to reduce installation costs and potential disruption at 20 Eastbourne Terrace. The façade was installed from the top down, allowing scaffolding to be removed as the installation team made progress down each elevation.
Aesthetically, the SureClad® system provides both texture and contrast to the building’s appearance. The Rio Black panels provide a dense, structured, slate-like finish, which is juxtaposed with the smooth transparency of the glazed areas.
A total of 1,793m2 of Shackerley’s SureClad® ceramic granite ventilated cladding was installed using large format 1196 x 596mm panels, which were fully-prefabricated at Shackerley’s IS09001-accredited production plant in Lancashire.
All materials were delivered to façade contractor OCL Facades Ltd on site on a just-in-time basis to address the storage and access challenges of the project’s central London location.