The Goldsmiths project is progressing rapidly on site, with most of the stonework completed, and the final panels of patinated brass being finished prior to installation. As with all of our projects, the combination of high quality complimentary materials is important, and we make regular visits to suppliers to check that the quality of production and supply is as high as it can be.
The metal cladding is particularly good example – it is hand-patinated by Capisco – a small team of highly skilled craftspeople in East London, ensuring that each cladding panel is unique, featuring a richly mottledbronze-coloured pattern. This is a really important feature of our design – this element of craftsmanship perfectly compliments our client – the venerable 700 year old jewellery institution that is The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths.
The brass cladding panels are first pressed in Glasgow, before being shipped to Capisco’s workshops in Clapton, London. The panels start as a brightly-polished yellow colour, and are treated by up to seven different hand processes including chemical washes and blow-torching. The panels are then ready for inspection by our project architect, after which they can be installed on the building!
The build is going well on site – see this previous post - which also gives further information on the project.