We are delighted to have secured another phase of work at the Greenford Quay. The development, situated beside the Grand Union Canal, will include residential, communal and commercial areas. Century's £4m contract includes windows, doors, curtain walling plus architectural cladding elements. Century's work is due to commence on site early summer.
Good progress is being made at our Lewisham Exchange project - two high rise residential blocks centrally located in Lewisham town centre. Working from double stacked mast climbers, installing Mechslip brick cladding system, windows, doors, curtain walling and pressed metalwork. Great work being undertaken by the Century team!
We were delighted to see our Spitalfields project featured as part of an article in Fire Magazine on the new draft Building Safety Bill released last year. On the Spitalfields project, we were contracted to remove the existing ACM cladding and replace with solid aluminium panels, fabricated at our in-house fabrication facility based in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Tenants were able to remain in occupation during the works, with the building remaining fully operational.
A few months following completion of works to the tower, our Sister company, Innovate Facades Ltd, (which has been set up specifically to work in the capacity of principal contractor), also worked on the same building, but direct for the end user client, re-cladding the podium level.
November 2020 saw the Century team complete on a fast track student accommodation project known as The Valentine. This new student hub, perfectly located in Gants Hill, affords easy access into central London. Century installed aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling, plus all architectural feature metalwork. The Century team were presented with numerous challenges this year resulting from Covid-19, but overcame them all to deliver a high quality product, to programme. Century was delighted to work with Tide Construction again on another modular project.
We were pleased to see that following a period of closure due to the Covid-19 crisis, work has now re-started at Great Eastern Quays.
Main contractor, Vistry Partnerships, has introduced strict new health & safety rules to ensure safe working on site. See here our project Manager, Raja Youchaa, instructing the Century installation team on the new rules for observing strict social distancing on site.
The Century team were pleased to secure the contract for a new student block in Gants Hill. The 321 bed purpose built block is located centrally in Gants Hill, just 30m from the underground station. Demolition of the existing Valentine public house was completed last month, allowing construction to get underway in March. Century's £2.5m contract includes aluminium windows, doors, curtain walling, and an extensive feature metalwork package.
The Lewisham Exchange scheme consists of two high rise blocks of 35 and 20 storeys, linked at lower levels to provide retail and commercial space, as well as amenity areas. The lower level will also provide an entrance point for the new Bakerloo line extension. The residential part of the scheme will provide both student and affordable housing. The form of construction is modular.
Century's £16.5m contract includes windows, curtain walling, doors, brick slip clad facades, aluminium rainscreen, and associated feature metalwork. Work is due to get under way on site later this year.
To all clients, suppliers, and associate companies
Following guidance provided by the Government and Public Health England, Century Facades Ltd has put measures in place to minimise the risk of the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus.
The health, safety and wellbeing of all those involved with Century’s day-to-day business is our No.1 priority. Indeed, some of the Century team are now working remotely, and interact on a daily basis with colleagues and clients via video links. This is working extremely well and is allowing Century to operate as effectively as possible in these very difficult times. We are tremendously grateful and proud of our supply chain, all of whom have risen to the challenges presented by this COVID-19 outbreak, and continue to fully support us.
We have taken steps to limit non-essential travel, however, we remain committed to providing our clients with the best possible service, and our site teams are doing an amazing job in maintaining productivity at good levels, whilst keeping everyone safe. Great job guys!
It goes without saying that everyone in the UK and around the world is of course hoping that we can return to normal as quickly as possible. However, during this period of uncertainty, should you have any concerns or questions regarding Century, please do not hesitate to contact our head office in Tonbridge on 01732-317030.
Senior Management Team
Century Facades Ltd
The directors of Innovate Facades Group Ltd have formed a sister company to Century Facades Ltd, a new division set up specifically to carry out specialist refurbishment projects. The new business, Innovate Facades Ltd, will target work in the London region. Innovate Facades Ltd was delighted to secure it's first contract working direct for the client, Greystar International, to re-clad the podium level at Spitalfields Tower. Sister company Century Facades originally carried out the re-cladding of the main tower in 2018. The £1.1m podium contract will commence on site in February 2020, with Innovate Facades Ltd acting in the role of principal contractor.
Chair of judges, Century's very own Graham Hackley, seen here presenting awards to the winners of the 2019 Society of Façade Engineering Projects of the Year. Another great success, with a number of informative and imaginative presentations during the day by industry leading figures, followed by the awards ceremony, and of course the Glass Supper. This year's event was held on 10th December 2019 at London's Guildhall, a stunning setting exuding history.
Our Albion Wharf Ipswich project has been superbly executed by the Century team - well done Luke, Raja and all involved. The waterfront development of 150 apartments, overlooking the River Orwell, once complete will include one of the tallest towers in the Ipswich area, standing at 19 storeys.
Century extends a really warm welcome to new team members in April 2019, all of whom are joining our Croydon project.
John O'Kane - Senior Project Manager
Steve Faulkner - Stores Manager
Sam Shoebridge - Assistant Stores Manager
Above photograph shows the lift cores towering above the Croydon Skyline
Century was delighted to see Mapleton Crescent win the Architects Journal award in February 2019 in the category off-site fabrication.
Century installed aluminium windows off-site into modular units, and then continued on-site with cladding the structure with large format
green glazed terracotta cladding. The judges were particularly taken with the fact that normally, volumetric buildings are easy to spot,
but admitted that this was not the case with Mapleton Crescent!
Due to continued expansion, an opportunity for a Senior Façade Designer has arisen in our busy design department. Full job description shown above.
If you think you could meet the challenge, please send your CV and details of salary expectations to email@example.com
Century start 2019 with the announcement of three new members to the team:
The Century team extends a warm welcome to Helder, Akshat, and Kiyomi Denise, and wishes them every success in their new roles.
Project image shown: work in progress at Bollo Lane, Chiswick
Century is delighted to announce two new appointments to the team;
Jack McCormack - Contracts Manager
Daryl Bowd - Supply Chain Buyer
Full details of Century management and team structure can be provided on request.
The Century team were delighted to secure their biggest ever contract, a £20m façade package for a new high-rise residential development in Central Croydon.
The scheme located close to East Croydon Station, consists of two joined towers of 38 and 44 storey’s. The method of construction is modular (off-site) with this scheme being the tallest of its kind throughout Europe.
This joint development by Greystar Properties and Tide will house 546 apartments, social areas, retail and commercial space, plus café and art gallery.
The main façade design includes a stunning green unique designed terracotta cladding, GRC, curtain walling, windows, doors, glazed balustrades and feature metalwork. Century has commenced the design phase, and plan to start on site early 2019.
Century Facades has been appointed by Tide Construction to carry out the contract to design, supply and install aluminium curtain walling, feature metal work, and balustrades. With the project being based on volumetric construction, Century has also supplied and installed aluminium windows to modular units off site. Window installation is already underway, site works are due to commence early 2019. Century's contract value is £3.7m
Century Facades hosted a team get together and summer party in August at High Rocks in Tunbridge Wells, set in the beautiful Kent countryside alongside a local railway line, complete with visiting steam trains on the hour! Everyone had a fantastic day, wonderful setting, good company, great humour, and truly a day to remember!
Century's co-owner Graham Hackley has been given the honour of Chairman of Facade 2018, the latest iteration of the SFE's international competition designed to reward and promote excellence in the key discipline of facade design, engineering and application.
The competition is created, managed and judged by some of the world’s leading exponents of façade engineering including Graham. The FAÇADE competition is increasingly regarded as a serious and highly desirable accolade. This years competition will be held at the highly prestigious and exclusive Glass Supper and an audience of some of the World’s leading architects and building engineers. For this year the event takes place on Thursday 6th December at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, Camden, London.
We were pleased to gain a new client in the shape of Galliford Try Partnerships, securing a £2.2m contract for phase two at Great Eastern Quays, Royal Docks in East London.
The scheme for end user client Notting Hill Housing Partnership, consists of several low level residential blocks with a total of 468 new homes.
Century has been appointed to carry out the complete design, supply and installation of the bespoke architectural metalwork package. Century has commenced the design phase, and plan to start on site autumn 2018.