Located a short walk away from the cafes, bars and restaurants of Angel Islington, Newington Court is a purpose built student accommodation block that offers a selection of 40 en-suite flats and 47 studios. Stock Woolstencroft’s bold design addresses the local townscape and landscape through a contemporary interpretation of the neighbouring Victorian mansion blocks and the modernist housing of the nearby Quadrant Estate.
By utilising their own off-site manufacturing facility in Stroud, the Client was able to construct modular pods within controlled factory conditions and transport the virtually completed structures to site for installation. This method of construction allowed for approximately 70% of the construction activity to be carried out off-site which helped to lower costs, speed up the construction process and is considered a much better solution for the environment than traditional construction methods.
Once the pods had been carefully craned into position and connected to all relevant services the WBS Insulated Render System was applied.
The system incorporated 60mm of WBS Mineral Wool insulation, which was mechanically fixed directly to the substrate. A basecoat and reinforcing mesh was then applied and finished using a truly breathtaking yellow shade of WBS Silicone 1.5mm ‘K’. A layer of woven steel mesh was added purely as an aesthetic addition to this building which is undeniably at the architectural cutting edge.