Tadelakt, The Lighterman
Contractor: Ardmore Construction Ltd
Location: 1 Pilot Walk, Greenwich Peninsula London.
UK'S LARGEST TADELAKT PROJECT
2017 saw the completion of Venetian Interiors most ambitious project to date, installing more than 2500SQM of Tadelakt to 206 bathrooms on the Greenwich Peninsular. The residential high rise situated near London's O2 consisted of 155 1-3 bedroom luxury apartments that were fitted out to high specification. VIL's Manging Director Jake along with his father secured the project after many complex meetings during the tendering phase where they offered design advice further demonstrating their experience and expertise in the field.
Venetian Interiors produced two Tadelakt samples to match each apartment's personal design based upon the lighter/ darker marble specified for each of the bathroom(s). Although Tadelakt is traditionally installed Matt the designer requested a polished finish to coincide with the modern architectural design of the building. This proved a great look complimenting the bathrooms beautifully while not overpowering the Marble used.
PENTOUSE & LOBBY WORKS
The design team loved the look of the Tadelakt so much that further to the initial bathroom works we were tasked with installing Tadelakt to numerous penthouse feature walls and lobby columns. The end result looked fantastic and could quite possibly mean that the Lighterman has the most Tadelakt wall finishes inside any one building anywhere in the world.
With any large project its essential there is forward planning to ensure the works run smoothly and efficiently. Venetian Interiors worked on the logistics months before the project begun so that we were fully prepared and ready to go when the project started. Works were carried out by our 8 experienced applicators that produced a market leading finish proving teamwork on a project like this is key.
ADVICE & EXPERTISE
Although Tadelakt is an ancient plaster it’s still a relatively new technique to western architectural design. Because of this designers/ architects alike need professional guidance and advice when specifying it in modern designs that will prove to withstand the test of time. Venetian Interiors London offered advice & expertise about the product and made suggestions to alterating the design that would prolong the lifespan of the Tadelakt. We helped guide the contractor with the substrate preparation and maintenance advice while spreading awareness of the products characteristics and limitations.
The project proved successful and VIL continue to work alongside Ardmore construction as their preffered Polished Plaster & Tadelakt Contractor. A few years on and Venetian Interiors won their second biggest project on the Greenwich Peninsular for the Mace Group.