Royal Warwick Square
Berkeley Group (St Edward) with Shackerley
Recreating the traditional London garden square with a contemporary twist, Royal Warwick Square is an ambitious development of luxury apartments in the heart of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea by St Edward, part of the Berkeley Group.
St Edward selected Shackerley’s SureClad limestone façade system, with contrasting natural granite SureClad panels for the final phase of the development to deliver an authentic natural stone façade with the ease of installation and contemporary construction methods of a ventilated façade system. Manufacturing installation-ready SureClad natural stone cladding panels for a total façade area of 12,500m2 at the company’s ISO 9001 certified factories in Lancashire, Shackerley used 27,700 pieces of stone to create the façade, including custom-manufacturing of 6,800 bracketed returns. The large-format 1200 x 600mm SureClad natural stone panels were just 30mm thick, enabling design flexibility for the buildings’ structure, while providing a proven cladding system in-keeping with the façades for the previous phases of the development, as well as the architectural context of the location.
To select the stone, Shackerley took St Edward to a quarry in Portugal, allowing quality benchmarking. The developer opted for a creamy-coloured, natural limestone that articulates the prestige and quality of Royal Warwick Square, along with feature panels in SureClad natural granite. Shackerley manufactured the panels aligned to the installation schedules of the two cladding contractors and dispatched them to site on a just-in-time basis.
The Shackerley SureClad natural stone façades at Royal Warwick Square were installed using Shackerley’s SureClad undercut anchored Hang On installation system, which is ideally suited for use with natural stone cladding panels.