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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.