Faience

Homerton College

Client: Homerton College, Cambridge

Principal Contractor: Barnes Group

Architect: Feilden Fowles

Package Value: £1M

Szerelmey were contracted for the design, supply and installation of bespoke faience cladding units for the new Homerton College Dinning Hall, Cambridge. Designed by award-winning architects Feilden Fowles, the commission for the prestigious building was the result of a competition. Szerelmey worked closely with the architects and Darwen Terracotta from early on in the design development, before being awarded the contract. The faience units which are fixed from first floor to the roof line feature an unusual mottled, blue/green glaze that is designed to complement the backdrop of the surrounding area. The units were produced using the traditional slip casting method of manufacture and fixed back to a concrete and block work supporting structure, with fixing holes drilled on site for maximum accuracy. In total the four facades of the building amount to 2400 faience units at 874 x 490 mm with varying profiles.