Location: Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
Wall/Façade products: BENCHMARK Karrier
Finishes: Aluminium cassettes
Knightstone, a leading housing association in Somerset and the West of England, commissioned a new, 40,000 ft2 office in Weston Gateway Business Park in Worle, to accommodate 300 Knightsone staff. The new building, designed by Barton Willmore architects and built by Midas Construction, replaced six of Knightstone’s existing offices, enabling the organisation to make significant cost savings for reinvestment in new homes and improved services for its communities.
Meeting the design challenge
1,000m2 of BENCHMARK Karrier Engineered Façade System with Aluminium Interlocking Plank cassettes and Ceramic Tiles were specified for the building’s façade. The Aluminium cassettes were powder coated in Driftwood, Anodic Ice and Toledo, alongside the Ceramic Tiles in Smokey Blue, giving the building a colourful and striking look. The choice of the BENCHMARK Karrier System allowed the building to be made weathertight quicker, thereby minimising the overall construction time for the project.
“The BENCHMARK Façades were both simple and quick to install, and we found the input from BENCHMARK’s in-house technical team invaluable throughout the course of the project.”
- John Meehan, Senior Site Manager, Midas Construction.