What a Beauty!

12th November 2018Main News, News

It is great to see 48 Carey Street, a PLP designed building, taking shape with the sandstone and faience cladding looking fantastic. Szerelmey have undertaken the SFS backing structure and all of the cladding which includes 400 prefabric...

Supporting MIND

12th November 2018Main News, News

A crowd of Szerelmey racing enthusiasts (and just general enthusiasts) spent an entertaining evening last week taking part in a Charity Race Night, to raise money for MIND. The event was organised by Mace and Woodlands Site Services in m...

We had a good turn out for our first ever Szerelmey art competition! The team were asked to come up with a design for a Christmas card, based on a Szerelmey building or London skyline, and draw it in 45 minutes. Never has the boardroom b...

Nimble on their feet and strategic in their play – Szerelmey’s finest football stars joined forces to take on fierce opposition in a five a side football tournament to raise money for Help for Heroes. Our team comprised Mark “in th...

Recently we headed over to Portugal to take part in the Designing with Natural Stone Portugal 2018 (Assimagra) tour, where Szerelmey presented at LSI Stone. Our presentation was given alongside one by Darren Anderson of FMDC on different...

You may have seen our recent video about who we really are and what our company stands for. If not, then visit our YouTube page, or you can watch it here on our News page. During the course of filming for the 3 minute video we had a very...

The historic London Stone was returned to its traditional location at 111 Cannon Street last week and unveiled by the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor. The building owners Messrs Adrian and Nicholas Fu, who flew in for the ceremony from H...

Four of our team headed to the Thames last night for a boat trip and networking event organised by Multiplex and Stephenson Harwood LLP. The evening promoted the role of women in construction and provided a fantastic networking opportuni...

We are lucky enough to working on some fantastic projects at the moment, one of which is the huge Mace/GPE development at Hanover Square. Currently our Restoration team is on site working on the cleaning, repair and restoration of seven ...

We recently returned to the In and Out Club on St James Square for our annual client party – the venue never fails to impress! The evening was a great success based on noise levels, happy faces and alcohol consumed, and it was great to...

Szerelmey attended the fantastic opening party at the Royal Opera House recently to mark the unveiling of the new spaces designed by award winning architects Stanton Williams, with all stone work by us. The project, called Open Up, was i...

Mark Walden our Head of Design and Technology recently spent a few days in the US at the annual Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop. This prestigious event is organised by Boston Valley Terra Cotta in partnership with the Universit...

Our Chairman recently turned 80 years young and we helped him celebrate with a small party in the office. Szerelmey benefits from Gordon’s 60 years plus experience of the industry, having established his first company in South Africa i...

Some of our brave team members agreed to be filmed recently for a video we are putting together about the company. It is still very much a “work in progress” so we can’t reveal too many details, but we will be posting it on our You...

Szerelmey were delighted to find out recently that the recently completed Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre, Worcester College, Oxford has made it to the final 6 buildings shortlisted for the Stirling Prize! We are now waiting with fingers cross...

It has been a busy PR week this week with different teams out and about with Clients, Royal Ascot horse racing, Royal Berkshire shooting and Dragon Boat racing to raise money for charity. Royal Ascot was an amazing day with fantastic wea...

The Szerelmey team was out and about again this week, competing in a Dragon Boat Charity Race for CRASH. We had a great turn out with 15 crew members and two drummers, cheered on by a host of Szerelmey supporters. The free beer had nothi...

This short film was filmed on site during our installation of a solid stone bench carved from a block of Verde Luana marble, outside Selfridges on Duke Street. The bench’s profile was achieved through CNC cutting technology to achieve ...

Rock Hard!!

13th June 2018Main News, News

One of our team, Grant Smith, took to the open roads at the weekend to run a daunting Ultra Marathon from Stroud in Gloucestershire to Broadway Tower in Worcestershire. The gruelling race, all 53 miles of it took place over two days, wit...

Szerelmey have recently teamed up with a fantastic community recycling initiative called the Riverside Timber Recycling Project, to try and ensure that the wood waste from our sites is put to good use. It is surprising how much wood our ...

One of Szerelmey’s specialities is unusual or complicated projects, or sometimes both! We have recently completed a really interesting project at Selfridges that has included a number of different elements, including the design, supply...

Szerelmey GB has delivered award-winning projects all over the UK for over a decade, but until now the company’s client events have been largely held in London. We were delighted to host our first Regional Breakfast at the magnificent ...

Our new history timeline is now live on our website, so have a look and see what we have been up to over the last couple of centuries: www.szerelmey.com/our-history/ The company dates back to 1855, when it was established by Col. Nicolas...

Szerelmey are currently on site at Carey Street installing substantial faience units to all the window surrounds of this new build 10 storey residential block, designed by PLP architects. The faience, with its “lace” pattern beige an...

Our new company brochure is hot off the press and has hit our desks with a thump! We might be biased, but it really is a thing of beauty (a bit like our buildings) and we are very excited to hand copies out to our clients. A big thank yo...

Szerelmey have recently completed an interesting project right in the heart of the West End involving a historic terracotta retained façade set in the middle of a striking new build development. The Great Portland Estates project has se...

Our Restoration and New Build teams have just finished an extensive package of works on 11-15 Grosvenor Crescent in the heart of Belgravia. The Grade II listed sweeping crescent combines sympathetically restored, historic facades to the ...

Welcome back to everyone starting work again and a happy new year from the Szerelmey Team! Just before Christmas we finally got our professional photographs taken of the recently completed project at Rathbone Square. These two curved, fa...

Merry Christmas (slightly early)! Everyone at Szerelmey wishes you all a merry Christmas and a very happy and prosperous New Year. We are looking forward to a very busy 2018 with some exciting projects on site and lots starting up....

Back in 1981 Szerelmey (or at least one of our early sign boards) appeared in the film Loophole starring Martin Sheen and Susannah York, a British heist film. The building on which our sign appears is the Grade II listed Blackfriars Hous...

The Szerelmey team on site at Chelsea Barracks Phase I did a great job growing an arrangement of facial hair to raise money for Movember this year! Now that December has arrived we are hoping that some of the more retro moustaches disapp...

Glazed basalt. Not a new material but one that is relatively new to building cladding, having developed primarily for use as kitchen counter tops. Szerelmey have recently completed the refurbishment of One New Oxford Street, which has se...

A team of our sharp shooters (and not so) from Szerelmey, with Alex Cable, Multiplex enjoyed a day at the Royal Berkshire Shooting Club in Pangbourne recently, to raise money for Willow. Willow is a fantastic charity that works with seri...

Finally after months of hard work, the copies of our brand new magazine have arrived hot off the printing press. This year we have increased the scope and scale of the magazine to include a few independent editorials alongside our regula...

To show a sneaky preview shot of our latest faience project off Rathbone Street! The scaffold is not quite down, so we have not been able to take our professional finished photographs yet, but here are a couple of snaps taken on a phone....

Our Estimating team took a trip to Blackburn recently to visit the Darwen Terracotta factory, where they were given an informative tour and talk by Jon Wilson, Director. As one of just a few companies that specialises in the design, supp...

Breakfast!

30th June 2017Main News, News

Every month Szerelmey holds a breakfast meeting for clients at the Wolseley, Piccadilly. Not only does it provide a slap up breakfast, but it is a great networking opportunity. We have found that more often than not guests will know each...

Mark Walden our Head of Design has recently been sworn in to the livery of the Worshipful Company of Masons, making him an official Liveryman and granting his Freedom of the City. The Worshipful Company of Masons is one of the ancient Li...

A team of our brave and sturdy will be taking part in the Dragon Boat Challenge in June to raise money for the charity CRASH, which is the construction industry charity. Please sponsor us: http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/szerelmey ...

Szerelmey GB undertakes our projects outside the M25, and are responsible for a large number of our award-winning buildings – not least the Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge, winner of the Stirling Prize. They are back in Cambridge at the ...

A team of eleven of our toughest took part in a half tough mudder event at the weekend at Culden Faw, Henley. The event is designed to be “challenging” (I am sure all the brave participants would agree!) and for team building. The gr...

Congratulations to Mark Walden!! Mark Walden, our Head of Design, has been granted his Freedom of the City of London this week, which is part of the process of him being admitted as a Liveryman in the Worshipful Company of Masons. This i...

We have recently completed the three phase of our works at Westminster Palace Gardens, where we have been cleaning and restoring the Grade II listed Victorian red brick and faience facades. The building was designed by architect Charles ...

Not content with being specialists in stonework, faience and restoration, Szerelmey now also has its very own quiz show specialist! John Howland, one of our Senior Contracts Managers, graced our TVs last week when he appeared for three n...

The Frank Pick Memorial was officially opened today in the ticket hall of Piccadilly Underground Station, and occupies the old telephone booth area of the station. Szerelmey installed all of the travertine stone tiles, having first remov...