Green & Blacks

Creating a fusion between the bold branding of Cadbury Schweppes and the sleek, sophisticated style of Green & Blacks is no easy task. Overseen by the top designers at Scott Brownrigg, our Marron Jupiter tile takes centre stage in the reception area of this exclusive development. ‘Green & Black’s wanted to make the most of the period features of the building. That’s what brings the sophisticated ‘black’ element to the building,’ explains Cris Testi from Scott Brownrigg.‘We wanted to marry this with the ‘green’ element, which is very organic looking, a very natural-looking aesthetic.’

Our Marron Jupiter tile fits in perfectly with this ethos – providing a fusion of the sleek opulence of brown and grey marble, with sophisticated white and gold veining that espouses high quality, and the properties of an all natural product, sourced straight from the earth in Italy’s finest quarries. The reception area was sympathetically designed with sleek marble, soft furnishings and sparkling chandeliers, complementing the ornate details that make 25 Berkley Square truly charming. ‘At the beginning of the project we were given the Green & Black’s brand bible, which explains the history of the company and the brand, and I think the reception is very successful in translating that brand into interior design,’ says Testi. Complementing brand identity, providing pure luxury in a natural product and offering a perfect solution to high traffic needs are just a few of the many benefits of specifying Marron Jupiter, and it is easy to see why it was selected for this opulent and striking project.

Marron Jupiter has also been used in a number of other exciting projects. It can be seen in many Jones the Bootmaker stores across the country because it is perfect for high traffic environments and provides a high quality appearance. It has also been used for the penthouse apartments at the Regent’s Place development to provide a signature statement.

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45 Mortimer Street

45 Mortimer Street is located in central London, Strata Tiles supplied 600m2 of prime stone to the reception area floor. Morey Smith choose the stone for its natural variation and aesthetic appeal. The project team utilised Studio 62 for the colour selection and approval, Strata Tiles provided a range sample which were signed off and used as a reference for each delivery to site. This coupled with sampling and quarry visits made the project run smoothly with a fantastic end result for 45 Mortimer Street.

 

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WWF Living Planet Centre

The eco friendly designed WWF Living Planet centre in Woking is one of the greenest buildings in the UK, it has achieved an “outstanding” by BREEAM. They have included underground heat pumps and solar panels on the roof. This building portrays that it is possible to create a state of the art space situated harmoniously within nature causing minimal impact on the surrounding environment.

Strata Tiles has worked with Hopkins Architects and Partners to ensure that the materials used within the WWF Living Planet centre follow the eco friendly guidelines set. The open plan interior includes two exposed staircases, that were also finished with Strata’s MarazzoCem, supplied in full size, pre-finished treads and landing pieces.

Strata MarrazzoCem was chosen due the products unique ecological credentials, it is a composite tile comprising of 75% natural aggregates that are 100% recycled. The product is produced using a unique vacuum curing process and is supplied pre-finished so no site grinding is required. MarazzoCem is produced in over 40 standard colours whilst custom mixes and designs are also available. The same manufacturing technique is used to manufacture Strata GranazzoCem.

 

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Bernard Weatherill House

The Bernard Weatherill House is located adjacent to the grade II listed Victorian Town Hall and forms a revitalised civic hub in the centre of Croydon.

Strata Tiles worked closely with architects EPR Architects and contractors Sir Robert McAlpine to create the tailored and functional reception areas, washrooms and galleries using the Dante range totalling 2000 sq m.

The Dante range, manufactured by Strata Tiles, are unglazed and the ultra-high firing temperatures and fine powders  have made for an unrivalled degree of compactness on the tile surfaces making them extremely durable. EPR Architects have a strict policy regarding selection of materials that meet their slip resistance criteria. The Dante range was selected on the basis that the material reached their required standard. The Bernard Weatherill House has now become a thriving and flourishing environment changing perceptions of traditional council offices, which has now obtained an award winning stature.

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Essensuals, The Mailbox

Using Strata specified tiles, Essensuals Hairdressing at The Mailbox, Birmingham underwent a transformation and modernised its salon floor in June 2014.

Essensuals, a diffusion line of Toni & Guy, were looking for a neutral tile that would create space and light within the salon. The Isola collection in the colour grey (BAIS04) ticked all the boxes as beautiful collection of porcelain tiles, suitable for high traffic environments from restaurants to shopping centres.

Installed in a 60x60cm format, the Isola range created a fresh and spacious work environment for employees as well as a relaxing, calming atmosphere for their clients.

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Heathrow Airport

Strata Tile are proud to be a framework supplier to Heathrow Airport Limited. In becoming a framework supplier Strata Tiles has to comply to the following criteria in accordance with Heathrow Airports standards:

  • Supplier employment environment.
  • Supplier Health and Safety environment.
  • Quality Policy Quality Management.
  • Corporate social responsibility and ethical supply chain management.
  • Product Process Control
  • Inspection and Test Plan
  • Test Certificates
  • Systematic product environmental / sustainability impact assessment

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Gatwick Airport

Airport s are bustling, high traffic environments -buildings that never sleep. With an estimated 31.3 million passengers travelling through Gatwick Airport each year, with luggage, trolleys and children in tow, it is easy to see how important the right choice of flooring is. It needs to be incredibly durable, highly slip resistant and fit for purpose.

As one of the chosen suppliers for BAA, Strata Tiles provided Strata Dante and Strata Dino for the Gatwick Airport ITTS station and Pier Two. Now owned by GIP, we are proud to be involved with a number of upcoming high profile projects at the airport, including the South Terminal forecourt. There are a number of key aspects that have to be taken into account when specifying for an airport environment and we offer a talk on the complexities behind specifying for airports, a short extract of which follows below:

With a building designed for almost 24/7 heavy foot traffic, how do companies like Strata Tiles succeed in working with architects, developers and airport contractors to refit and install flooring within a busy terminal? In short, airports manage to accommodate an incredibly high level of construction in and around their working day, this is necessary in order to keep their buildings open and the passengers moving.

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East London Line

The beautifully bespoke partnership between product and location, The East London Line features specially created orange, green and grey mosaic tiles throughout the ticket areas, stairs and walk ways. Engineered specifically for the project, Strata Tiles have once again proven our passion at sourcing the right material for the project, even if it means engineering it ourselves.

Former Operations Director at Strata Tiles, Trevor Horsley, refers to project ” the East London Line is a great example of how Strata Tiles are frequently able to meet the needs of a project and successfully deliver on the vision of the designer and the client, helping to realise their requirements”.

Products Used:
The orange Mosaic: Naxos
Green Glass Mosaic: 4Glass
Stone Floors: Granazzocem

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Kings Cross Station

A railway hub, feeding national and international travellers into London’s transport network, Kings Cross station has thousands of people crossing through their barriers every single day. Greeting commuters is a modern classic from Strata Glass Mosaics. Gently shimmering white mosaics, complemented by breezy blues for detail within Kings Cross station, welcoming visitors to our capital city.

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Newcastle International Airport

Newcastle International Airport is the region’s largest airport and is run as a Public Private Partnership between seven local authorities in the North East region and AMP Capital; each with a 51% and 49% shareholding respectively of the company. Aiming to reinforce their position as one of Britain’s leading regional airports, Newcastle International Airport are investing over £14 million in a major development of its departure lounge in a bid to become the most welcoming airport in the UK.

“The departure lounge will have a modern and vibrant shopping centre feel – something that we know from feedback is what our customers want,” explains Dave Laws, Chief Executive at Newcastle International Airport. With this in mind global architects Chapman Taylor, renowned for their award winning Trinity Leeds project, set out to design a fresh new concept for the first stage of the development.

Following the brief set by Newcastle International Airport and Chapman Taylor, Strata Tiles worked in partnership with Mirage to supply a tile that incorporated natural elements which could be reinterpreted in a creative way, according to the contemporary planning requirements supplied by the airport. The Nort’e range was installed as a material with a distinctive random graining, with pebbles of different colours, size, tones and hues; thus providing a modern 3D effect.

With the first stage of this development now complete phase two is set to begin in autumn 2014, with a completion predicted by May 2015.

 “This development is an important part of the commercial strategy for the airport. The new departure lounge is a major investment by the airport, and its business partners, for the benefit of passengers. The plans are very exciting and I’m sure the full development will be extremely popular.” concludes David Rees of AMP Capital.

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Starbucks, Camden Parkway

When attempting to create a unique design, the combination of an open mind and imagination goes a long way. In June 2014 Strata Tiles assisted Starbucks in creating their signature style at their Camden Parkway store ; supplying the coffee chain with a mixture of colours, shapes and finishes to create a modernised and individual setting for employees and customers alike. To create Camden Parkway’s mix and match floor, both a natural and polished finish was used from the Dante collection (DA0008, 10×60). We supplied Starbucks with a mixture of natural and polished tiles”, explains Mark Hughes, Sales Manager at Strata Tiles. “The tiles supplied were not only the same colour but were also the same range. It’s the difference in finish which dictates the light and shade effect seen on the floor. Installing the traditional style tiles on a diagonal slant was an inspired touch. This displays both finishes to perfection.” For the walls, Starbucks Camden Parkway chose an on-trend hexagon tile for a modern twist. The white tile from the Chrous collection (SPC75) kept the colour palette neutral to promote light and space within the venue and complement their signature green features

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Audi

With a rich history in the Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells area, Inchcape Audi have been delighting Audi customers since 1998 in the local area. Having previously enjoyed many years based in Tonbridge at the Brook Farm, Five Oak Green Road location, the new purpose-built centre in the heart of the Tunbridge Wells North Farm Industrial Estate area, opened in August 2014, providing an ideal location with easy access off the A21.

Strata Tiles worked closely with architects Taylor Design and contractors BDB Design and Build to create the appeal and functionality of the staircase that resides withinTunbridge Wells Audi.The step treads, manufactured by Strata Tiles, were created from a white quartz base composite stone (reference code: STSQ9022). Precision machined front edges and stainless steel anti-slip inserts were also executed to ensure an exacting standard.

Strata Tiles fabricated the step treads off-site allowing BDB Design and Build, who have worked with some of most respected names in the motor retail industry, to install the treads once the staircase frame had been installed. Once installed, the step treads linked the ground floor customer zones to the upstairs offices with a spectacular panoramic viewing gallery.

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