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Temple Quarter around Temple Meads station in Bristol is a 115 acre regeneration project that is becoming the new heart of this city’s business centre as it continues to attract major financial, legal and government organisations.

The latest phase of this development is Temple Quay Central which includes new offices for Burges Salmon who provide legal advice to national and international clients. The 29,000m2 ND3 building has been designed by Stride Treglown Architects and is being constructed by Balfour Beatty.

Because of the requirement for high quality appearance with inherent robustness and durability, architectural precast cladding panels were the choice for its construction. Totalling some 3000m2 in 400 typically storey-height units, its precast cladding panels have been produced with a reconstructed stone finish.

Cast by The Marble Mosaic Company using a grade 45 concrete mix of Polar White Dolomite aggregate and white cement, the exposed surfaces have been a lightly textured surface texture to produce a sparkling white appearance.

Whilst it is typical for precast cladding panels to be individually supported by a building’s structural frame, the detail design of the precast cladding panels for ND3 was developed to suit them being stacked up to 7 storeys high from ground floor level in order to facilitate their fixing to its stair core walls.

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