Project in Focus: Onslow House
Onslow House is a state of the art commercial building located in the heart of Guildford. It has recently undergone an extensive redevelopment which included two additional floors being added, turning it into a five story, highly prominent office space stretching over 90,000 sq ft. Now home to the new EA Sports Headquarters, it boasts its own restaurant, gym and secure private parking.

CGL were engaged by contractor Graham Construction with a brief to design, manufacture and install their CS1 Copper Wallplank System and associated metal works. The creative designs for Onslow House were completed by AWW Architects, and we worked closely with the both parties to deliver a cladding solution that transformed their vision into reality.

Our Copper Wallplank System was used on the external canopies as well as the internal lobby areas of this instantly recognisable building. The internal cladding had a post lacquer finish applied to stop the copper from weathering. Three separate colours were used which were provided by Aurubis in Finland including Nordic Standard, Nordic Brown and Nordic Light Brown. The Copper worked perfectly in this building, creating a mirroring effect which added to the sense of space by bouncing light around the large glass atrium.

Originally, the existing external cladding on the building was to be fully stripped and replaced by the CGL Wallplank system however it became apparent during the early stages of design that this would be an issue due to the building being open to the elements during the winter months and understandably this was a concern for the client. To solve this, CGL engineered a solution that enabled the overcladding of the existing building, which avoided stripping the existing cladding. Not only did this solve the clients problem, it also gave them a cost saving in the process.

We are absolutely delighted to have worked on such a unique project from the design stage right through to the installation. If you are interested in CGL’s Wallplank system for your next project, click here for further information.

Posted by Ryan Prentice
Tuesday, October 10th, 2017