Trespa Enhances London’s Grosvenor Waterside

Grosvenor Waterside is a St James Group development in Central London consisting of six buildings adjacent to Chelsea Bridge. Moore House is the final building within the overall masterplan defining the entrance to the scheme and connecting the traditional streetscape of Ebury Bridge Road with the contemporary architectural style of the development.

Trespa® Meteon® panels have been used extensively in this development, which is being transformed from its recent industrial use into a new public urban quarter. Moore House is a nine-storey mixed-use development comprising 149 luxury residential apartments of varying sizes. The building consists of three distinct interlocking volumes; the volumes increase in height and decrease in visual density to create a unique facade. The central volume of the building is in the shape of a cube with vertical glass fins linking continuous balconies. On the ground floor there is retail and commercial office space.

EPR Architects redesigned the elevations working within the massing constraints of a previous planning consent. The use of Trespa® Meteon® panels gave the architects the perfect medium to express their architectural designs and was used extensively in a variety of colours, Amber, Garnet Red, Urban Grey and Aluminium Grey to provide a unique aesthetic appearance.

Trespa® Meteon® is an extremely versatile panel that can be combined easily with other building materials to create stunning visual effects. The material’s decorative surface also has excellent UV-resistance and colour stability which means it will not fade or discolour over time. At the same time, the product provides solidity and sturdiness, holding bolts, screws and other mechanical fixings.

The development is now complete and has been a focal point at Grosvenor Waterside for residents and visitors. The use of Trespa® Meteon® as a ventilated rainscreen cladding facade has not only enhanced the visual impact of the development but also its thermal performance.