This project involved the sympathetic conversion of a redundant warehouse building into residential apartments. The conversion was carried out by developer Reichmann Properties.
Situated at the end of Wilmer Place, the old warehouse building was unattractive and falling into disrepair, as you can see from the ‘before’ image above. The redevelopment of the site transformed the existing building into thirty four 1/2 bed loft-style contemporary apartments. Now known as the Cotton Exchange, the building has been given a new lease of life.
We supplied a total 2400m² of our X-Clad system for the project, which was installed by RDK Dry Lining Limited to both the side and front elevations. This included around 1970m² of our 17mm insulated backer panels and 430m² of our 50mm insulated backer panels. As the panels are lightweight, easy to handle and cut to size they were mechanically fixed directly to the existing walls.
Three different colours of brick slips were used, including Ibstock Chelsea Old Funton, Ibstock Leicester weathered and Ibstock Bevern Dark Multi slips along with our Standard grey and Light Sandstone mortars, which helped to create the overall distinctive multi-coloured finish.