Blakes Hotel, London

Brick Slips, New Build, Steel Framing Systems
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Shoreditch, London

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RGB Group

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About this project


Located in the hub of Shoreditch, Blakes is a 5-star hotel that comprises of 87-rooms spread across 14-storeys. Formerly occupied as a commercial building this change in use will see a great accommodation addition to the creative hub of London.


Working in conjunction with RGB Group, Build-Therm worked with architects and our extensive supply chain to deliver and install a high-end, multi-system, façade solution.


On Blake’s Hotel, Build-Therm opted for a lightweight infill SFS which accommodated for the installation of a mechanically fixed brick slip cladding system. This technique uses a lightweight aluminium rail support system. It allows for 10mm pre-spaced vertical and horizontal mortar joins; this cladding solution facilitates a speedy installation on site. This technique allows architects and specifiers to use real brick slips with the inspired efficiency and versatility of a mechanically fixed brick slip cladding system.


Special Features

The palette of materials selected for Blakes Hotel was chosen to emphasise the history of the area and harmonise with the surrounding architecture of Victorian warehouses. By using a clay mechanically fixed handmade brick allowed us to achieve the extravagant standard required.


Scope of work

  • Light-Weight Infill SFS from Frameclad
  • Mechanically fixed Brick Slip Cladding System from Ash & Lacy
  • Petrarch Re-Constituted Stone from Architectural Panel Solution