• Client: HM Courts Service
  • Architect: Hurd Rolland Clifford Tee + Gale
  • Duration: Complete
  • Location: London
  • Cadeby Limestone
  • Royal White Granite
  • Conglomerate Tiles
  • Ceramic Tiles
  • Use of off-site manufacturing
  • 2,400m² external cladding
  • 550m² internal tiling
  • Hand carved Coat of Arms

Vetter UK provided the design, supply, manufacture and installation of 2,400m² of Cadeby Limestone to the external façade of the building, incorporating a feature lattice wall and a hand carved stone “Coat of Arms”, in addition to 550m² of internal conglomerate tiling to the ground floor main foyer and lift lobbies, and ceramic and mosaic tiles to both the walls and floors of 50 WC’s.

Both the main and feature lattice facades were engineered with offsite manufacturing principles in mind. The internal backing wall of the main façade was built using the Kingspan Offsite system, where large storey high panels (approx. 3 metres wide) were manufactured at the factory, transported to site, hoisted and fixed into position. The stonework for the main façade was manufactured and hand fixed by Vetter UK masons.

The large stone mullions of the feature lattice wall were designed to be hung from a concrete sub frame to achieve an imposing monolithic look. Individual stones were manufactured by the stone supplier in South Yorkshire and transported to the Centre of Excellence for Modern Construction for assembly and post tensioning into 27, nine metres and three metre mullions.

Stone selection was of paramount importance for the newly commissioned ‘Coat of Arms’ as the stone had to match the cladding and be of good carving quality. A team of six mason carvers worked to produce the final eye-catching piece, which sits proudly above the main entrance to the building.