These are the very first faience tiles to be installed on Academy House, the new Sports Direct headquarters on Oxford Street, and they look fantastic! The process of developing the glaze for this project was very lengthy, but was worth it for this stunning end result. The tiles have been manufactured to a tight tolerance by Darwen Terracotta based in Blackburn and are being installed by our specialist faience team. Faience is a quirky material to work with which is why it is essential to use companies such as Szerelmey who specialise in it. For anyone interested in learning more about faience we offer a RIBA accredited CPD: The Use of Terracotta and Faience in Modern Buildings. Please contact the office for more details.


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