Surface Design Show 2017

Date:Wednesday 08 February 2017 - Thursday 09 February 2017
Time:16:15 - 16:14

Business Design Centre
52 Upper Street
London N1 0QH


Surface Design Show is THE must attend event for architects, interior designers and specifiers looking for innovative surface solutions for the built environment. 

Elaine Toogood of The Concrete Centre will be holding two free seminars as part of the CPD line up at The Surface Design Show 2017. 

Robust and beautiful facades: Precast concrete and GRC at New Ludgate
Date: Wednesday 8th February
Time: 16:15 - 17:00

The sparkling white, polished precast concrete of One New Ludgate creates an elegant and subtly curved street façade close to St Paul’s in the City of London. The building has received numerous awards including 2016 City of London Building of the Year and is also set to achieve environment standard BREEAM Excellent. This seminar brings together architect and manufacturer to explain the design development and process of creating and constructing this façade. It includes an exploration of other finishing and manufacturing techniques for concrete facades, including glass reinforced concrete (GRC).  

Speakers include: 

  • Guy Thompson, The Concrete Centre
  • Fletcher Priest Architects 
  • Jose M Sanchez,Techrete
Robust and beautiful facades - New developments in concrete cladding
Date: Thursday 9th February
Time: 15:30 - 16:14

The use of concrete to create facades is evolving. This seminar explores some the current and emerging techniques for creating sustainable, durable and beautiful facades in concrete. This includes the use of fine pattern relief; photographic concrete; glass reinforcement (GRC) and ultra high strength mixes to create thin, load bearing concrete.

Speakers include

  • Elaine Toogood, The Concrete Centre