Following a failure of the original stone cladding, Design ID were asked to provide design for the replacement stone facade. The original facade used local basalt stone and following a number of localised failures it was decided to replace the stone. Following a forensic review of the stone on site an Indian Black Granite was chosen as the replacement stone in part due to the superior strength and durability. Design ID worked with S McConnell & Sons and Metloc to consider the stone support, restraints systems and movement joints. This required careful consideration of previous fixings and the impact on the new installation when looking at fixing locations and selection of fixing type. The completed work has recreated the original architectural design intent and reinstated this iconic building.
Client: The MAC (Metropolitan Arts Centre)
Stone Contractor: S McConnell & Sons
Stone Support Supplier: Metloc Systems Ltd