Make Architects has specified EQUITONE [natura] fibre cement facade to help create a striking aesthetic on part of a new residential and commercial development in Greenwich, London. EQUITONE [natura] is a low maintenance, highly durable fibre cement material with a tactile, smooth surface, which made it highly suitable for the Greenwich Square development enabling the client to achieve a modern, sophisticated exterior. Greenwich Square is a £215m scheme located on a three hectare brownfield regeneration site that features 645 new homes, restaurants, shops and leisure facilities.
Each of the development’s four blocks offers a unique exterior, with Block 2 clad in Marley’s EQUITONE [natura]. Colour Anthracite was selected from a range of 26 appealing colours within the EQUITONE [natura] range. This colour was felt to best complement the development’s location on the former Greenwich District Hospital site. The dark Anthracite colour of the fibre cement panels, which allow the textures of the fibre cement to show through, enabled Make Architects to create a statement contrast between the facade and the natural timber cladding and metal balconies.
John Man, Architect at Make Architects, said: “EQUITONE [natura] was the perfect facade solution for this project as it provides a robust, solid-looking facade that responds to the development’s sustainability agenda. We became aware of the materials properties and benefits from other architectural projects in similar sectors, and after doing some further research on the product we decided it was right for Greenwich Square.”