mbX works on a large residential project in the UK
North Quay in Cornwall is being transformed into an exciting new coastal quarter for people to live, work, shop, eat, stay and enjoy the stunning waterside location. For the realisation of this large scale development project, mbX is going to produce various façade elements of glass fibre reinforced concrete (GRC).
Hayle North Quay
Set within the striking scenery of the Hayle estuary the site benefits from World Heritage Status, a beautiful sandy beach and a working harbour. Plans for the development include luxury homes, a mix of retail units, well designed open spaces, attractive, pedestrian-friendly streets, additional parking and the expansion of existing moorings; creating a desirable destination for everyone to experience.
GRC FACADE ELEMENTS
mbX will produce the façade elements reinforced with glass fibre (GRC). The architectural facade elements will be situated at the ground level of various residential blocks. In total, mbX will produce 325 façade elements in the colours black and grey. The elements will be sandblasted as a finishing touch. The supply consists of columns, wall bands and ceiling elements.
ADVANTAGES OF GRC
mbX was approached to assist in the switch from traditional precast concrete façade to GRC. The elements in GRC will therefore be lighter and thinner and more cost-effective!
All the GRC elements are manufactured in our closed factory environment, ensuring quality and timely deliveries to the site.
MORE UK PROJECTS
mbX is no stranger to the UK; Supplying our facade elements for the new construction of various train stations and mixed-use projects. We produced 2400 GRC fins and façade panels for the new Paddington Station. For Farringdon Station, 6500 m2 of double-curved ceiling and façade elements.