Thrutone Fibre Cement Slate from Marley has been specified for a brand new community hub combining stand-out design with increased functionality. The Point, an award-winning two storey youth centre in Tadley, saw architects Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt enlist the help of local young people to collaborate in the design of the striking building, complete with dark grey exterior.
To deliver its contemporary stand-out design, the architects required a roofing solution which could also be used on the building’s facade to create a seamless exterior finish, delivering maximum aesthetic impact. In response to the bespoke brief, Thrutone Fibre Cement Slate from Marley was specified; providing a smooth dark grey appearance to deliver a strong visual appeal, while its lightweight properties meant it was suitable for use on both the roof and facade.
Thrutone Fibre Cement Slate offers an impressive minimum pitch down to 15°, while also achieving BES 6001 ‘Very Good’ rating to gain credits under BREEAM and CFSH, and is a 100% recyclable building material.
Oliver Wood, Associate Director at Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt explains the brief behind the project, said ". Marley's Thrutone Fibre Cement Slate is lightweight enough to be used on the building facade without compromising the strong aesthetic appeal we were looking for. The feedback we have received on the project has been incredibly positive"