Major London Project Embraces RCM’s Y-wall
12 August 2019
RCM are currently supplying a regeneration development
in Canning Town, London with 100,000 sqm of their A1 non-combustible BBA
certified fibre cement building board.
The project is one of RCM’s largest Y-wall orders to-date.
Street Works is a project by Opal, a joint venture between Galliford Try
Partnerships and Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing. It is one of the largest
regeneration sites underway in London and will provide a mix of tenures and
exciting spaces, which will add to the neighbourhood’s sustainability and
vibrancy. The development will see 975 homes being constructed. One third of
the site is build to rent, one third is being developed for affordable homes
with the remainder consisting of homes for sale. Construction of shops, a
restaurant and a 110-bedroom Premier Inn hotel are also planned for the area.
through wall solution supplier, were successfully appointed to supply 100,000
sqm of their A1 Y-wall sheathing board to Errigal through its strategic partner
Walls & Ceilings International Limited.
is a high-quality flexible calcium silicate based fibre cement building board. With
its excellent fire properties as well as high levels of dimensional stability,
it is an exceptional board for use in multiple applications.
construction of the Brunel Street Works, the Y-wall was used in a two-layered
board system to create a fully drained cavity with the exterior cladding consisting
of a Gebrik system façade.
fabrication team are overlaying the Y-wall onto the SFS drawings and then
optimizing and fabricating the 100,000 sqm of sheathing board to the required
panel sizes. The benefit of this is
minimizing any cutting on-site as well as dramatically reducing waste.
of the construction consists of 23 zones and due to site constraints deliveries
by RCM of the fully fabricated panels are being made on a floor by floor basis.
RCM’s continued growth of supplying fabricated products, we are pleased to be
working alongside our strategic partners and being supportive by delivering to
such a major project.” (Ian Quinton, Managing Director RCM)