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. 

The Brunel 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.

RCM, the 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.

The board 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.

On the 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.

The RCM 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.

Each story 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.

“Through 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)