Ford and Next partnership in Manchester Arndale

Automotive retailing takes another step into the future with the opening of a new Ford showroom within the Arndale flagship Next store.

The newly refurbished Next store, their largest site in the country has been re configured for best customer journey with partner specific areas created within the new store, allowing Next to create a new route for Ford to reach their customer base. Within the same store

The store, situated within Manchesters Arndale centre has over 42 million visitors every year is the worlds largest Next store. Strata tiles supplied over 9,000m2 of new flooring including two new custom made mosaic feature floor pads and a new high traffic porcelain, ambient finish Gault tile to give +36 in the wet with easy maintenance​ during the recent £12million refurbishment.​.

The Urban concept flooring specified by Dalziel and Pow for Next carries through to the new in store Ford showroom using our porcelain wood alongside the high traffic porcelain Gault to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere with specific zones in the show room to simplify the customer journey and reflect the values of Ford alongside best selling brand Next.

The new Ford store sits in a the refitted and expanded Next store alongside new concessions, including a florist, Gino Diacampo’s prosecco bar, Emily’s Paint a Pot, Costa Coffee, Paperchase stationery and a hair dressers. Next is also in negotiation to add a spa operator and bridal wear concession.

 

 

New concrete projects 2018

Strata have completed dozens of new polished concrete projects so far this year, we hope the images here can give you an idea of whats achievable from probably the best concrete manufacturers in the world.

Click on the link below to take you to a snapshot of some of our recent projects

Strata Concrete A4 June 2018

Or this link to take you to the product page for polished concrete

Strata concrete cladding and flooring

If you would like to discuss how we can provide materials and input for your project, to order samples or a copy of our new concrete brochure please call 0800 012 1454 or email Strata [email protected] 

Strata Ivanka polished concrete Trinity pattern

Middlesex Street, office reception, Strata Ivanka Trinity pattern

St James, St William Charity cycle ride

Strata Tiles were delighted to be asked to take part in the first charity ride organised by St James and St William Homes to raise money on behalf of the the North London Hospice, the chosen charity for the event and for the St James office since 2014.

the ride itself took in some beautiful countryside around the Chilterns, covering 58 miles and 2,200 feet of climbing, including some well placed strava segments.

The ride started at 9.00 with us all meeting beforehand for the usual cyclists chat and the always welcome opportunity to eye up some bike porn, even if it will probably beat you to the finishing line, (its not a race!)

the weather was very kind, starting slightly chilly but bright and warming up gradually throughout the ride so a great opportunity to appreciate the team kit for the event, see our photos below.

Teams were invited from all of the St James/ St William supplier network, of the 60 people taking part we had 2 reported punctures which must be something of a record.

Strata fielded a four man team and support. Two of our team were complete novices to the sport, borrowing bikes to be able to take part, all of us acquitted ourselves well and made some good friends on the day.

The organisation and wayfaring provided by Alan and his team at Challenge Central was great, no one got lost or was left behind despite some rather steep hills that took us all by surprise. Happily the ride stopped at a lovely country pub for lunch and a similar venue for the finish, the rest of the evening was spent talking carbon and how much better our times could have been for the day…

Naturally we are very much looking forward to next years event and hoping for an invitation

Alcázar of Seville

 

Strata Tiles Sales Manager Mark Hughes recently went to Seville and whilst there visited the Royal Palace Alcázar of Seville.

Located in the heart of Seville’s Old Town with its fountain-filled gardens, ornate arches & 16th-century tiles, telling the story of how these beautiful handmade tiles were made. Mark took some photos to share with his fellow tile enthusiasts and as stunning as they are, we also wanted to share them with you.

 
 
 

TTSP win at the Mixology Awards

We would like to congratulate TTSP Architecture & Design on winning the Medium Commercial Interiors Project of the Year award at this year’s Mixology Awards event for the St. Helens Tower, part of the Aviva Project.

We supplied our Industrial Concrete range for the main floors and Dante for the bathrooms. The feature staircases were intended to be poured concrete but this wasn’t suitable, so we supplied our Concreto tiles in 1.2m lengths. The Concreto range takes its inspiration from both concrete and stone, being durable, waterproof and long lasting, this was the perfect alternative for the poured concrete.

The Mixology Awards  is the UK’s most prestigious award ceremony for the dynamic and innovative interior design community.

Upon receiving the award, Anna Rigoli from TTSP said The high quality interior finishes and materials have been selected with great care to provide a light and elegant space. The grey concrete and white tones of the Strata Tiles on the floors and core walls are combined with the use of different species of timber and veneers in the ceilings , floors and wall paneling to the ante room and auditorium. Thank you to Strata Tiles for playing their part in gaining this key recognition and to our continued drive for excellence as we celebrate this independent endorsement of our work”

Le House Corrine Project

Le House Corrine Project – Livingetc Magazine

Strata Tiles were approached by architect & designer Alexandra​ Orme ​from Space ​+ Matter​, based in Redhill, who came across our Ivanka Decorative Flaster tile range on ​the Strata Tiles​ website. Their client was after something a bit different, some colorful decorative tiles for an external residential terrace and the Ivanka Flaster ticked all the boxes. They chose ID277 Flaster Decorative tiles, 2cm in thickness in a mix of ​sizes, using a combination of the colors Mouse Grey, Cement, Off-white, Ervin Grey, Dark Blue, Sky Blue, Red and Midnight Black.

The finished project was featured in an article in Livingetc’s magazine, one of the highest circulating home life magazines in the UK with a social media community of 1.2 million on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest, so it was really great to see our product being exposed to so many readers.

Please contact us on 0800 012 1454 or [email protected] for further information on the Ivanka collection or alternatively you can discover more from the Ivanka range here – http://stratatilesltd.wpengine.com/product/id277-flaster-concrete-collection/

 

    

Gallery nominated for an RIBA London Award 2017

The Vauxhall Art Gallery – Tyers Street

Strata are pleased to announce that The Cabinet Art Gallery project has since been shortlisted for an RIBA London Awards 2017.

Please click here to see more candidates for this years awards.

Strata were approached by Cabinet, a private art gallery client based in London, who were looking for floor tiles for a new gallery project. The client was very specific on the aesthetic required for the gallery floor. The surface colour and texture needed to be non-reflective with good texture.

After looking through our range of Natural Stone & Concrete Products, the client chose Strata Saxum Ignis/Basalt. We then worked together on the final finish, as this floor was for a private gallery with a lower footfall compared to that of a public gallery.

The client selected the ‘Sawn – Classic’ finish, resulting in a uniform, non-reflective surface to ensure a neutral background for the gallery through a mixture of electric and natural light.

Product used: ID135 -Saxum Ignis/Basalt – Grey 1000x1000x20mm – Finish – Sawn Classic

Also, you can read this article published by Dezeen.com about the Art Gallery itself.

Please click here to read more

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a professional body for architects primarily in the United Kingdom, but also internationally, founded for the advancement of architecture under its charter granted in 1837 and Supplemental Charter granted in 1971.

 

We have moved our London Showroom

May 2017

After many happy years at our showroom ‘Studio62’ in Clerkenwell, Strata Tiles are pleased to announce that we have moved to our brand-new studio space in the Leather Market on Weston street, in Bermondsey, London.

Our showroom in Clerkenwell has served us well and we hope to continue to maintain our relationships with all our customers in the area as ‘Studio62’ now becomes ‘StudioLM

Located only a short walk from London Bridge, ‘StudioLM’ will share communities with Architects, Technology and Design Industries, situated on the corner of Weston Street and Leathermarket Street, placing us in the heart of Southwark.

From the beginning of June, our Studio62 showroom will close whilst we move, so please bear with us whilst we get settled in to our new home. Our head office in Guildford will be open for business as usual along with our two logistic centres.

Should you have a query, please contact us on 0800 012 1454 or alternatively email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you
Strata Tiles

 

Strata Tiles Mark Hughes completes 2017 London Marathon

A huge congratulations to Strata Tiles Mark Hughes for completing the 2017 London Marathon in an amazing finish time of 4 hours 40 mins, 51 seconds.

Mark took part in the 37th running of the London Marathon to raise £1000 for the Miscarriage Association.

Just over half way at mile 16

The marathon which is held annually, is run over a largely flat course around the River Thames, and spans 26.2 miles, starting in Greenwich and taking in such sights as Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf and finishing just past Buckingham Palace on The Mall in St James’s Park.

How you can still help

Through Virgin Money Giving, you can still sponsor Mark to help achieve the target of £1000. All donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity’s behalf where the donor is eligible for this. We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.

Go here to donate : DONATE  

Well done Mark, until next year?

 

Strata Tiles at this year’s Retail Design Expo

Strata Tiles are proud to announce that we will be attending this years Retail Design Expo at Olympia London on the 8th and 9th May 2017.

This is Europe’s leading annual event for innovation and inspiration in Retail Design, Marketing, Visual Merchandising & Shopfitting from around the world and we will be there showcasing our lightweight marble, composite stone and concrete porcelain products at stand G25, located in the West hall.

The Retail Design Expo has become the definitive annual Expo for retail designers, marketers, visual merchandisers, architects and shopfitters working for and within the retail, brands, hospitality and leisure sectors.

We hope to see you there.

For more details of the event please visit – www.retaildesignexpo.com/