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Shackerley and Darwen Terracotta team up for faience detail

Shackerley and Darwen Terracotta team up for faience detail

Shackerley has once again worked in partnership with decorative tile and faience specialist, Darwen Terracotta, to deliver a bespoke faience facade detail project.

The latest project involving both of the Lancashire based companies is 247 Broadway in Wimbledon; a new build development providing 31,107 sq ft of high quality, flexible office space over six floors, including basement, ground, and four upper floors. The highly polished, glazed faience pieces have been installed to create an eye-catching detail and provide a subtle pop of colour on the facade, with a 3D origami effect and kite-shaped motif.

Darwen Terracotta and Shackerley have worked closely together to unitise the Shackerley SureClad® Hang On cladding fixing system for the installation, aiding speed and consistency of installation. Darwen Terracotta provided the free-issue glazed facade tile materials to be manufactured into installation-ready facade panels at Shackerley’s ISO 9001 certified factories.

The drilling works carried out by Shackerley were highly specialized, involving the creation of secure fixings, while avoiding any damage to the faience facade tiles. Thanks to Shackerley’s facade system expertise and specialist UK facade manufacturing capabilities, we were able to produce the undercut anchor points for each of the facade panels. We then applied our Hang On system clips, supplying the SureClad® system to order to support the installation schedule.

The unitized faience sections produced were supplied to site for installation by Veranti Limited. The project is the latest collaboration between Darwen Terracotta and Shackerley, and follows Shackerley’s involvement in the faience specialist’s Manchester Museum and Tower of Light projects in Manchester. The projects highlight the complementary expertise of both Lancashire companies, showcasing how it enables architects to realise their facade designs