Streamlight Tower: Merging form with function, innovative façades from Dekton

Streamlight Tower: Merging form with function, innovative façades from Dekton

Set in the heart of London’s iconic Docklands, Streamlight Tower is the impressive new residential development from the Swan Housing Group and BLDA Architects Ltd, featuring over 4,600 panels of ventilated façades from Cosentino’s ultracompact surface, Dekton.

Undergoing large scale transformation in the 1980s and 90s, the Docklands were famously regenerated by the UK Government, converting derelict industrial space into a mixture of residential and commercial properties. The area today boasts a premium mix of thriving enterprise, luxury living quarters and vibrant community spirit. With exquisite views across the river and a stone’s throw from the iconic 02 Arena and Canary Wharf and the Olympic Village, Streamlight Tower is one of East London’s most substantial and sought after residential developments of the last few years.

Bespoke cladding excellence
Spanning over 9,000 sqm, standing over 269 ft high and with 25 floors of luxury apartments, it cuts a striking silhouette against the London skyline. Streamlight Tower’s skin is made up entirely by Dekton Eter Alberta and Sasea Alberta, ID XGloss panels in 12mm thickness which were bespoke and cut to fit perfectly. Utilising Cosentino’s bespoke ID service to create an exclusive façade colour, Dekton ID XGloss helps the building to blend in seamlessly with its surroundings. Sleek, minimalistic and urban-industrial in style, XGloss’s beautifully dark hues and modern mirror finish elevate the tower’s aesthetic.

With innovative manufacturing processes that ensure tonal uniformity, visual continuity and a guarantee against colour deterioration, Streamlight Tower is as visually impressive as it is functionally superior.

Under cut anchor system was used to fix the panels on the secondary support structure. The panels were pre-assembled with the anchors and hangers in a designated site area and then taken to the allocated area for installation. Feature projected frames were installed using mtred and chamfered corners on the front and rear elevations of the building providing an appealing visual appearance.

Ultracompact façades built to endure the elements
The paradigm shift led by contemporary architecture has placed greater emphasis on the importance of the façade. Recognition of structural stability, energy efficiencies and safety properties that facades bring, especially ventilated façades, it is unsurprising they were the chosen material for Streamlight’s entire exterior.

A 1/2 Fire Rate certified, Dekton façades provide maximum resistance to high temperatures. Dekton is non-combustible and features Protek, a fire-resistant reinforcing mesh, which means its surfaces have thermal conductivity properties that are three times lower than ceramic, natural stone or other cladding alternatives; thereby making them one of the safest choices for high-rise developments. Also, it comes with a 25-year warranty, ensuring extreme durability.

Unlike anything on the market, Dekton is an ultracompact surface created through a cutting-edge proprietary sinterisation, compaction, and drying process. This means it offers superior mechanical resistance, dimensional stability (even in thin thicknesses) and importantly, resistance to extreme conditions. Panels are heat, UV, freeze and thaw resistant, with low water absorption to give unmatched durability.

In keeping with Cosentino’s wider commitment to sustainability, Dekton is a cradle to grave carbon neutral product, giving the whole Streamlight Tower development notably greener credentials.

Streamlight Partners
Commenting on the project and the reason behind specifying Dekton, Colin Black from MK Facades comments, “Every project we take on at MK Facades is engineered without compromise. As such, we only use the highest quality materials that have proven high-performance and technical capabilities. Dekton facades offer superior design, function and value, hence we knew it was the best fit for Streamlight Tower given the project’s structural and aesthetic demands. We will continue to specify Dekton for our projects because it continues to be best in class.”

Paul Getley from Higgins Construction also comments. “We have been delivering residential solutions in partnership for over 60 years. With all the complexities that come with a project of this magnitude, we knew we needed to work with a company who could handle every challenge we threw at them. The Cosentino team delivered exemplary service, meeting all our technical and product demands with solutions, making the whole process smoother and more streamlined. Dekton’s sustainability credentials also continue to stand out to us – it is rare to find materials that are designed and manufactured to such a high standard, that are also cradle-to-grave carbon neutral.”

Add to Project Board

Create a new project board:



Cosentino Group is a global, family-owned company that produces and distributes high value innovative surfaces for architecture and design. As a leading company, Cosentino imagines and anticipates together with its customers and partners design...
View company profile
T(01256) 761229
WVisit Cosentino's website
 Unit 10 Bartley Point, Osborn Way, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 9GX

Make an enquiry to Cosentino

You may also be interested in this related Case Study: A Manchester home uses Dekton Arga’s luminosity to break away from the dominant dark tones Read Now
Subscribe to the Barbour Product Search newsletter