An 18th century Salvation Army conference centre is marching into the 21st century with a brand new façade from Aliva UK to complement its Grade II listed heritage. Maber Architects asked Aliva to supply 900sqm of dark brown Grescovering terracotta rainscreen cladding that would match the original brickwork on the building, which dates back to 1723.
Sunbury Court has been the setting for some of the Salvation Army's most important events, including the election of its General. The new extension houses accommodation for those attending conferences at the centre. Ben Slipper from Maber Architects said: “It was essential to the scheme’s success that the contemporary addition found a context among the existing historic buildings. The terracotta façade tile was suggested as the link between the old and new and Aliva UK's assistance in specifying, detailing and matching colours was invaluable.”
Aliva’s Grescovering cladding is a popular choice for architects looking for a durable cost-effective and eco-friendly finish. Besides being made from natural materials, terracotta has a minimal negative impact on the environment during manufacture.
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