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Junction 3, M32

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LocationBristol, Junction 3, M32
SystemSPS Envirowall Insulated Render
ClientKnightstone Housing Association Ltd - Dan Macey, Regional Manager
TitleJunction 3, M32

The Junction 3 development comprises of 59 affordable homes incorporating sustainable, energy-saving materials, also generating a Creative Learning Zone, library, crèche, community meeting rooms, and seven retail units. The homes were built to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3, while the other elements of the project all achieved a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating. The scheme was undertaken by Leadbitter as part of a partnership between Knightstone Housing Association, Bristol City Council and the Big Lottery Community Libraries Programme.

This unique design and striking aesthetical appearance was coordinated with the client and gcp Chartered Architects located in Bristol and has become a focal building visual at the end of the M32 leading into Bristol City Centre.

This mixed use development provided many challenges to the skill set of sub contract companies. Woodman Brothers were approved applicators of the specified SPSenvirowall render system used. With such a variance of substrate changes a variety of render solutions and finishes were utilized, which challenged the technical abilities of the design and installation teams.


Dan Macey, the South/West Wales and Southwest England regional manager from SPSenvirowall said,

"With feature curve walls, waving bulkheads and interchanging colours between the renders installed onto varying substrates such as timber frames, concrete walls, blockwork, and secondary steel frames, this installation was going to test an installers ability to the limit. Woodman Brothers overcame all the challenges they faced and delivered a very high quality finish. SPSenvirowall are delighted to have nominated Woodman Brothers for an INCA award for the Junction 3 project."

The £460,000 facade package utilised a high performing silicone render topcoat with bold statement colours and the use of the innovated acrylic brick slip system. The scheme was complete in October 2013 to the satisfaction of the client and main contractor and the local residents of the Bristol City community.


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