‘A careful infill within an existing urban block, the scheme has been designed as a contextual response to the surrounding buildings in the conservation areas. Each perimeter facade is designed in a subtly different language, depending on the character of the particular street it is facing. The architectural language changes towards the interior, where the contextual red brick and stone have been complemented with a more contemporary materials palette, including dark blue brick with contrasting green-glazed brick inserts and bronze-coloured cladding laser cut with a distinctive, three-dimensional geometric pattern.’
A showstopper of a development
Tom Walker, the Business Development Manager for the region had this to say about the prestigious project: ‘We’re really pleased to have been able to supply our Petrarch engineered stone rainscreen to the impressive Ealing Filmworks scheme, clearly it captures the elegance of a decadent age and is timeless in its depiction. We are extremely happy to be able to add it to our ever expanding portfolio.
The cinema and the complementary leisure offering are set to become a new centre for Ealing’s wider cultural quarter.
Petrarch – The Natural Choice
Petrarch reconstituted stone rainscreen is engineered to perform, boasting technical excellence backed with certification and a plethora of finishes and colours; allowing architects and designers to unlock the potential of their design and realise their vision. For almost 50 years it has been the preferred choice for leading architects and contractors.
Versatile and unique, Petrarch is created primarily from natural by-product materials; such as stone and marble. Highly durable and impact resistant, it’s considerably lighter than natural stone systems and is extremely weather resistant – designed to withstand the most severe environmental conditions, and like natural stone, it matures over time, giving character and depth to any architectural scheme.
Petrarch reconstituted stone panels are manufactured in the UK where the product has been supplied to the rainscreen industry for nearly 50 years. Thanks to a robust distribution network it also adorns buildings across the USA and throughout Europe. When combined with Downer the original Helping Hand framing system it offers a complete, fire resistant rainscreen solution.
Rainscreen – Petrarch engineered stone rainscreen in Alabaster Smooth; 10mm Secret Fixed.
Developer/Client – St. George; Berkeley Group
Location – London, Ealing
Sector – Mixed Use & Retail, Residential
Scale – 8 screen cinema, 209 apartments, retail & restaurants circa 35,000 sq ft
Architect – TP Bennett
Installers – Richardson Roofing & The Goldsmith Group
Images courtesy of St. George, Berkeley Group
Photographer – Simon Winson