CPI Euromix Helps Bond The Future Of South Thames College
CPI EuroMix has provided two quality mortars for South Thames College as part of a £100 million transformation of one of its campuses by contractor, BAM Construction.
Founded in 1895, South Thames College now has 21,000 students spread over four campuses in South London. At its main site in Wandsworth, a major renovation and extension project is widening the range of amenities and facilities provided to ensure future generations have worthwhile skills.
The construction design, co-ordination and delivery was carried out by architects Scott Brownrigg. CPI EuroMix provided 270 tonnes of its medium charcoal mortar to Swift Brickwork Contracting. This was was used with blue-glazed bricks to create a striking façade on the new build aspect of the campus.
CPI EuroMix also provided a bespoke coloured mortar specified to re-point existing walls and new build wall to suit an existing grade 2-listed building. A 50/50 blend of sharp and soft sand was used to match in with the original structure.
The two mortars demonstrate CPI EuroMix’s ability to adapt to clients’ needs and provide products suitable for both modern new builds and sympathetic restorations.
To ensure a constant supply of mortar whilst minimising delivery requirements,
the company provided Swift Brickwork Contracting with its innovative silo mixing station. This is capable of holding up to 35 tonnes of dry mortar and provides
effortless mortar dispensing. Once connected to power and water, mortar is produced at the touch of a button. As required, the silo is simply refilled by bulk tanker delivery. This method of mortar production not only ensures a quick and readily available supply of mortar but it also reduces wastage and minimizes the need for constant site deliveries. Essential for South Thames College, it also ensured a consistent colour, meaning the blue glazed brick facade will have a constant shade of medium charcoal mortar from end to end.
Further information or access to any photographs contact Gearoid Kennedy at Gearoid.Kennedy@mineralproducts.org or call 020 7963 8000.