Gleaming black polished ceramic granite ventilated facades supplied by Shackerley have provided a stunning appearance and a high performance outer envelope for the new Hilton London Wembley Hotel, overlooking Wembley Stadium and Wembley Arena.
The Manser Practice delivered the luxury 361-bedroomed hotel as part of the wider Wembley Masterplan. The hotel’s monolithic polished black facades and flush glazing reflect the striking imagery of the surrounding buildings and provide a vivid contrast with the dramatic white concrete of the Arena.
The Manser Practice was one of the very first architectural practices in the UK to recognise the aesthetic and technical benefits of Shackerley’s ceramic granite ventilated facades a decade ago, opting to clad the exteriors of the £26million extension to the Hilton London Gatwick Airport with the Lancashire manufacturer’s large format ceramic granite panels back in 2002. Since then the practice has gone on to specify Shackerley’s Queen’s Award winning Sureclad ceramic granite ventilated cladding system to enhance and protect other standout buildings in the hotel, health and general commercial sectors, including this second luxury Hilton development.
Over 3400m2 of polished black ceramic granite was supplied in a 1200 x 600mm format for the exterior hotel elevations. The facades were erected using Shackerley’s Sureclad Hang On system and the ‘installation ready’ panels were pre-assembled at works prior to delivery to site, with hanging brackets secured by a patented stainless steel undercut anchorage system. All prefabrication work was carried out at Shackerley’s ISO 9001 accredited production facilities in Lancashire, minimising the preparatory work that needed to be carried out on site by Prater, subcontracted to install the facades by main contractor John Sisk & Son on behalf of Quintain Estates & Developments.
A further 100m2 of ceramic granite panelling was installed in the hotel reception area, on a modified shallow zone Sureclad system of brackets and rails, to provide visual continuity with the exterior and create high quality wall cladding for the lofty three-storey high interiors.
The hotel, which was completed in time to welcome visitors to the Olympics, has met with widespread acclaim. It has also met environmental targets, attaining a BREEAM rating of Very Good.
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