The Project – Kings Lynn InnovationCentre (KLIC) & What the Architect had to say
Kings Lynn Innovation Centre – KLIC
Using Blackstone Weathered
KLIC is the new £6m medical facility located at the Milton Keynes University Hospital campus.
Lignacite’s dark grey Roman Brick brings a perfect contrast to the white Sto render and was deployed in a higher volume at Kings Lynn Innovation Centre (KLIC) due to the superb quality and contemporary feel it brings to the palette of materials. The concept of the building, two apparent forms lightly separated by a glass atrium, was to recognise the coming together of the university and the NHS trust in one facility.
To reinforce this effect, Feilden+Mawson ensured the Roman Brick was evident not only externally but partially internally as well. “It is hoped the relationship between the two main users will prevail for decades to come, another reason why we wanted the longevity of the Roman Brick”, says Philip Bodie, Partner, “The joints are recessed accentuating the linear feel of the brick and great care was taken by Lignacite and the contractor, Beard, when installing them. We love the colour, texture and pin sharp arises, and the fact corners can be formed at virtually any angle”.
Philip Bodie, Feilden+Mawson
Other examples of how the Roman Brick has been successfully used by architects and designers can be seen by visiting ‘Projects’ on our website.
The Lignacite Roman Brick
Lignacite’s Roman Bricks are available in a range of colours, textures and finishes, offering a contemporary and flexible module for Architects and Designers.
Why Choose Our Roman Brick - The Roman Brick is either cut from our standard size block, or formed in a special block machine mould, we can therefore offer this format in all of our colours and texture combinations to create a large variety of different effects. Polished and Planished finishes allow crisp, clean lines, whilst splitting or shot blasting the product creates a softer more weathered appearance.
How it’s Made - As with all Lignacite products, Roman Bricks are manufactured from a range of different aggregates and incorporate a high percentage of recycled materials such as shell, glass and mother of pearl.
The Benefits - The Roman Brick has many benefits:
• One hand lift
• Double the length of a standard brick
• Reduces labour time due to the dynamic size
• Contemporary alternative to standard brick and block
• Compliments materials such as glazing and wood
For further information
Samples of our blocks and Swatch Guides showing all our Architectural Facing Masonry finishes can be requested via our websites. Design guidance booklets, specifications and datasheets can also be downloaded from the Technical Library on our website.
Our 30 minute CPD covers key information for designing with and specifying blockwork, to find out more please visit www.lignacite.co.uk or call on 01842 810678.
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