Royal Artillery Quays, Thamesmead
Aimed at the high end of the private housing market with a project value of £42 million, the Royal Artillery Quays development in Pier Road, Thamesmead is comprised of 418 flats spanning over 8 blocks with the majority having a river view. The Quays development boasts a contemporary design with light, bright spacious interiors as the main design feature. Scaling down from 10-15 storey towers at the river's edge to two storey on the boulevard side, the buildings respect the context of existing family houses.
The Royal Artillery Quays development from Barratt East London commanded a high specification finish to compliment the sophistication of the overall scheme. RMA Architects specified webertherm XM with a weberplast TF finish (1.5mm).
webertherm XM is a lightweight external wall insulation system incorporating thin-coat polymer render and meshcloth reinforcement. The system will provide efficient thermal insulation for the buildings whilst the external insulation of the in-situ cast concrete walls has ensured that maximum usable floor space is maintained in all apartments. In addition to these important practical considerations, first impressions count and the webertherm XM system has a comprehensive range of complimentary colours and textures available to enable the creation of striking visual effects. In this instance the specification of white contributed to the light, clean and spacious nature of the development as intended by the architects responsible for the design.