Universal Music HQ
|Material type||Terrazzo cement with custom sized tiles cut from block|
|Quantity supplied||4000 sq m|
|Areas||large floor and wall tiles, copings, external 3d Tiles and cobblestones|
|Project completion year||2017|
|Architect||Eric Parry Architects|
|Awards||RIBA National Awards – Winner
– RIBA London Awards – Winner
– BCO London Region, Corporate Workspace Awards – Shortlisted
– BREEAM Commercial Project, Post-Construction Awards – Winner
– LABC London Awards – Large Commercial Building – Winner
– World Architecture Festival Awards – Shortlisted
The Argent development at King’s Cross is one of the most significant recent developments in London. The building is located to the north of King’s Cross Station and is described as “one of the biggest and most impressive feats of regeneration in the capital’s history. We were extensively involved with providing our materials throughout the building including external landscaping and flooring, entrance lobbies and cafeteria, lift lobbies on all floors, washrooms walls and floor, staircases, and back of house ramp (cobblestones).
The material is cut from 4000m2 block, from the large floor and wall tiles, copings, external 3d Tiles and cobblestones.
The building is now the new London home of global entertainment giant Universal Music – providing 170,000 sq ft of office accommodation over ten floors, with retail at street level and basements below.
The building achieved the 2018 BREEAM Award for the best Commercial Project – Post-Construction. According to the judges, the building “provides an exemplary demonstration of the value of feedback loops in design and procurement.