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Major London Project Embraces RCM’s Y-wall

  • 21 Aug 2019

RCM is currently supplying a regeneration development in London, courtesy of 100,000 square metres of its A1 non-combustible BBA certified fibre cement building board.

The project, in Canning Town, is one of RCM’s largest Y-wall orders to-date.

The Brunel Street Works is a project by Opal, a joint venture between Galliford Try Partnerships and Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing.

It is one of the largest regeneration sites underway in London and will provide a mix of tenures and exciting spaces, which will enhance the neighbourhood’s sustainability and vibrancy.

The development will see 975 homes be constructed – one third of the site is build to rent, one third is being developed for affordable homes with the remainder consisting of homes for sale.

Construction of shops, a restaurant and a 110-bedroom Premier Inn hotel are also planned for the area.

RCM, the through wall solution supplier, were successfully appointed to supply 100,000 square metres of its A1 Y-wall sheathing board to Errigal, through its strategic partner Walls & Ceilings International Limited.

The board is a high-quality flexible calcium silicate based fibre cement building board – with its excellent fire properties, as well as high levels of dimensional stability, it is an exceptional board for use in multiple applications.

On the construction of the Brunel Street Works, the Y-wall was used in a two-layered board system to create a fully drained cavity, with the exterior cladding consisting of a Gebrik system façade.

The RCM fabrication team is overlaying the Y-wall onto the SFS drawings and then optimising and fabricating the 100,000 square metres of sheathing board to the required panel sizes.

The benefit of this is minimising any cutting on-site as well, as dramatically reducing waste.

Each story of the construction consists of 23 zones and, due to site constraints, deliveries by RCM of the fully fabricated panels are being made on a floor by floor basis.

Ian Quinton, MD at RCM, commented: “Through RCM’s continued growth of supplying fabricated products, we are pleased to be working alongside our strategic partners and being supportive by delivering to such a major project.”

RCM are exhibiting on stand B485 at UK Construction Week, taking place at NEC Birmingham, from 8 – 10 October.

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