Granite cladding for unitized facade in Dublin
Shackerley’s SureClad® natural stone facade system has been installed as part of a unitised modular building envelope solution at One Le Pole Square; a prestigious office development in the heart of Dublin.
Shackerley has worked with supply chain partner, AluFactory (www.alufactory.com), a specialist in off-site construction, to create the unitized facade modules for the €65 million office building. We supplied 1917 panels of 30mm thick natural granite cladding in a mottled grey colourway, for a total facade area of 491m2.
SureClad® cladding panels are ideally suited to the off-site construction requirements of modular facades. Each granite cladding panel was manufactured at one of Shackerley’s ISO 9001 certified factories in Lancashire, including precision cutting to size of each panel and installation of SureClad® brackets to the panels secured by undercut anchors. All granite cladding panels were then shipped to AluFactory’s off-site construction factory in Latvia in Shackerley’s bespoke crates, along with the SureClad® Hang On support system for assembly of the modular facade units.
The Shackerley natural stone cladding system will complement the traditional brick and glazing of the facade, meeting planning requirements for the project, which forms the basis of an urban renewal programme in the heart of Dublin’s medieval city. The natural granite facade panels have been installed at ground and first floor level and used as feature beams at slab level on each of the upper storeys, creating distinctive banding across the elevations.
The project is the latest in a number of construction developments for which Shackerley has supplied fully prefabricated facade elements for inclusion in modular facade units. We have also supplied projects that have required us to clad modular frames at our Lancashire factories for delivery of the panelised units direct to site. Our ability to source suitable facade materials, manufacture to order in quality assured factories, and ship safely to any location mean that Shackerley is an ideal supply chain partner for off-site construction projects.