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Red and sticky

Credit: Gary Britton

Given the hammer horror stories fed by Britain’s murky, 200-year old relationship with medical institutions and the grave robbing trade, the Royal College of pathologists, ahem… cuts a youthful figure, having received its Royal Charter only in 1970. In keeping with its age, Bennetts Associates is designing it a £15 million HQ in Whitechapel. Contractor Windell went ‘full bleed’ on the facade, using A Proctor’s Wraptite system as an external air barrier and alternative to a traditional breather membrane. Stickier than a depilation strip, it attaches to external envelopes without mechanical fixing, saving time and arguably improving performance. More than just a sticking plaster…

 

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