The Hoxton, Southwark
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Recently completed for Main Contractor Kier, and working alongside award winning Architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandlands, Colorminium had detailed involvement in the development and assessment of various design options to assist in bringing this stunning project to fruition.


The Hoxton in Southwark is a striking new mixed-use hotel and office development. Due to the significant logistical challenges of a central London site, and the desire for a reduced programme period, off-site construction was used to create the façade of this stunning building.

The structure of the building was specifically designed to accommodate brick-faced precast concrete façade panels. With around 600 panels, weighing up to seven tonnes each. These were hung directly onto the frame, and were pre-installed with factory-fitted glazing.

At ground level bespoke glazing systems give a shop-front appearance which will open up the retail space to the public. A mixture of sliding systems, automated doors and architectural metalwork are a fitting design to the pre-cast areas above.

At the top levels, a unitised system has been installed with integral sliding doors and a plant screen clad in zinc.

A closely co-ordinated design process with the panel manufacturer enabled us to close the building up quickly giving an instant watertight façade for the fit-out to commence.


This video clearly demonstrates why such an approach is of huge value to all parties concerned;

  • Architect – maintains the highest level of design integrity (Endorsed by Lifschutz Davidson Sandlands)
  • Quantity Surveyor – enables production to remain in budget without compromising design or quality.
  • Project Manager / Main Contractor – enables consistency, precision and quality of manufacture whilst keeping to schedule and budget (Endorsed by Kier)

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