With spectacular views over central London from the heart of Knightsbridge, Lowndes Square is the site of two new penthouses by developer Dwyer Property. Built on the roof top of the existing six storey apartment block at 1-19 Lowndes Square, the construction of the new penthouses required a modern, lightweight solution, with the build further complicated by the fact that the existing mansion block remained occupied throughout the entire project.
With a traditional brickwork façade essential for the development, Gebrik provided the ideal solution, with specialist cladding contractor CCS Facades completing the installation of 514m² of Gebrik in just eight weeks. The lightweight material was fast and easy to install, with the three Gebrik finishes selected by architects MSMR providing a match to the brickwork of the existing building and those surrounding it. Marking a first for Gebrik in the UK, and to match the building’s existing façade, the architect specified Flemish Bond, the most recent addition to the Gebrik range of bond patterns which is available in both 215 x 65mm and 215 x 50mm formats.
The entire solution was simple and straightforward to both deliver and construct using the Gebrik system and both the client and architect were delighted with the end result - the project once again demonstrating Gebrik’s ability to deliver a high quality, lightweight brick cladding solution with a fast and predictable build programme.