Shackerley’s engineered stone facades shape up beautifully

Shackerley has demonstrated the versatility of its Sureclad® ventilated cladding offer by supplying an innovative engineered stone façade system for a challenging installation at Kew Bridge West, an exclusive development of 336 luxury apartments in North London.

The Lancashire based cladding specialist supplied 2400m2 of fully prefabricated Sureclad® engineered stone cladding in a natural limestone colourway and honed finish to provide a premium quality aesthetic for the lower storeys of the nine buildings that form the complex, designed by Stockwool and developed by St James, part of the Berkeley Group.

Two circular towers called for smooth rounded façades and Shackerley’s Sureclad® Hang On system was customised to cater for large format curved panels, cut to a radius from engineered stone blocks. In addition, elegantly faceted façades were required to clad curved elevations of adjacent buildings.

Shackerley and façade installation contractor Stanmore worked very closely together, developing bespoke solutions at every stage, from the façade designs to the meticulous scheduling and palletisation of the prefabricated system. Stanmore’s installers also visited Shackerley to receive expert training in the use of the Sureclad® system.

Construction Director at St James, Brian Paterson, commented:

“Shackerley’s system was brought to our attention when we came to value engineer this project. By switching the engineered stone specification to Sureclad®, we’ve benefitted from a more flexible and lighter façade solution than originally planned and from very substantial cost savings, whilst still achieving our architects’ original design intention. We’re delighted with the results.”

For further details on the Sureclad® system please contact Shackerley on 0800 783 0391 or visit