Lazenby’s national treasure

Lazenby leaves an everlasting concrete legacy at The British Museum

In association with

Lazenby's Black polished concrete floor has been specified in the new Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery at The British Museum, designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour+ Partners (RSHP). Architects RSHP specified Lazenby for the 1100m2 upper level of the building reserved for the conservation of the museum's collection, which includes wooden canoes, totem poles, coin collections and archaeological fragments. The dedicated space is part of the £135m World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre wing, the largest redevelopment project in the British Museum’s 260-year history. 

Lazenby’s Black polished concrete was chosen to create a dramatic and imposing backdrop for the activities of the building. RSHP selected Lazenby as a safe pair of hands for the installation. The 36 carefully planned service boxes, elegant joint plan grid, essential non-slip finish and partition walling glide rails exhibit Lazenby craftsmanship at its best. Installed in 10 separate pours, this 100mm deep floor was laid over A252 reinforcing mesh. The C28/35 concrete, to BS EN 206-1 and BS 8500-2, has GGBS/cement substitutes to help with BREEAM certification. A team of eight Lazenby master craftsmen ensured that every square metre is exact and identical.

 

12

For more information and technical support visit: www.lazenby.co.uk 

 

Contact:

01935 700306

info@lazenby.co.uk


 

Latest

An RIBA survey reports an inevitable downturn in workload, plus home working, furloughing and a whole range of enabling technologies to learn

New ways of working try to keep heads above water during uncertainty

Wajiha Afsar took fourth place in our RIBAJ/Future Architects writing competition considering how, under a progressive government initiative in Wales, architects should look to the wellbeing of those who use their buildings

Wajiha Afsar’s essay on how to put Wales’ Wellbeing Act into action

T Alwyn Jones found a way round the risk from mining subsidence at Ystrad Mynach College of Further Education in south Wales

T Alwyn Jones’ Ystrad Mynach FE College, build in an area of mining subsidence

It’s only week 2 of the Covid-19 lockdown, and for many time is hanging heavy. We talk to five architects who are making the best of the extra time

Five architects reveal how they are making the best of being stuck at home

Karin Borghouts’ photograph reflects a scale beyond human measure at the Antwerp Royal Museum of Fine Arts

Restoration of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp