80 Fenchurch Street is a building located in the city of London. This huge project was conceived as a refreshing alternative to the more traditional towers in the city and counts with 24,000m2 of office and residential space.
This project was designed by TP Bennett Architects and is being developed by the main contractor Skanska. Focchi is responsible for the application of the exterior facades. The building’s elevations are made with a refined Portuguese Limestone cladding supplied by LSI Stone.
The facade application is done through a unique curtain wall system developed by Focchi and manufactured by LSI Stone, which reduces the application time considerably. In contrast to the traditional facade application, with this process it takes approximately 20 minutes to install each unit.
For the 80 Fenchurch project, the stone used was Moleanos Limestone with a honed finish. In total, more than 1600 panels were produced to cover the entire building, and around 40 panels are being applied to the building's façade, per day.
This new process has revolutionized the way that facades will be applied in the future. An innovative process to accompany an even more innovative project like 80 Fenchurch.