Commercial & Public Buildings

Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford

Project: Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford
Beard Construction
Architect: John Simpson & Partners

Details: The scheme involved the new build of an entire wing to the existing Oxford College. Con-Tech provided a wide range of dressings in keeping with local architectural design. Particularly important was the simulation of natural Portland Stone, already a key feature on the original entrance to the college.

RSPB UK Headquarters, Bedfordshire

Project: RSPB UK Headquarters, Avocet House, Sandy, Bedfordshire
Coulson Building Group
Aukett Fitzroy Robinson

Details: This scheme involved the new build of an additional office building adjacent to the existing offices for the RSPB. The existing offices were in a converted and refurbished Mansion, built in the 1870’s utilising natural quarried Stone. To match the colour of the original Stonework, the mix of the constituent natural ingredients was altered rather than through the use of pigments, for better long-term material performance.

Blackburn Central Mosque

Project: Blackburn Central Mosque
Contractor: Valli Architectural Services
Architect: Valli Architectural Services

Details: On one of the largest Mosques in the country, Con-Tech supplied large units to form the Minarets. Individual unit weight was as high as 1400 kg. Technical and fixing support was provided on what was essentially a community funded, self-build project. The Con-Tech Bath Stone material was also utilised for a variety of other minor dressings around the building.

University of Westminster

Project: University of Westminster
AWG Construction (Ex-Morrison)
GHM Rock

Details: In response to the requirement for a lightweight Cladding material, suitable for limited Crane lifting capacity, Con-Tech utilised the ‘ThinShell’ principle. The material colour is Portland Stone in keeping with the City’s planning requirements