Awarding-winning high rise development in Greenwich by Assael and HTA Design has been faced in the ultra-compact composite solid surface by Cosentino
The carbon-neutral surface Dekton by Cosentino has been specified for the facade of a multi award-winning residential build in the heart of London.
Union Wharf on Creek Road in Greenwich is made up of two tower blocks, the tallest at 23 storeys, and contains 249 rental homes.
One of the tallest modular buildings in the UK, the project was the first in the country to cater solely for families, with buggy storage, acoustic noise insulation and an on-site nursery for parents with young children.
Cosentino worked with architects Assael and HTA Design over over five years to help deliver the best design and finish. Around 3,000m2 of Dekton was specified for both towers, cladding the top penthouse level and down two sides of both buildings.
The developers, Essential Living, had used Dekton on a similar redevelopment project, Vantage Point in Archway, North London in 2017, making its specification an easy decision for subsequent projects. Union Wharf was winner of The Sunday Times British Homes Award 2020 - Best Community Living.
Cosentino's Dekton material is made from a proprietary mix of natural quartz, porcelain and glass. Benefits include safety, sustainability and energy efficiency.
It has LEED and BREEAM certifications in environmental and sustainable design and the highest classification for fire resistance at A2-s0, d1 for 12mm. Its durability, ease of installation, consistency in colour and thickness, high scratch resistance and low porosity make it the ideal surface for facades. Dekton also offers high resistance to ultraviolet rays, frost and thawing and has high stain resistance.
Carbon neutrality has been achieved for the entire life cycle of Dekton, from the extraction of the raw material and the calculation of the direct and indirect emissions from its production cycle (and those derived from its use) to the end of the product’s life.
This milestone is a result of the strong measures taken by Cosentino to achieve greater efficiency in terms of energy, consumption of resources, use of renewable electricity and sustainable mobility policies.
For more information and technical support, visit cosentino.com