Jarvis Homes showcases Forticrete cast stone portfolio
Forticrete has been awarded a contract in excess of £300,000 to supply a wide range of its high performance cast stone solutions for the construction of Gleneagle Manor, a new multi-million pound development of luxury apartments from premier developer of exclusive homes, Jarvis Homes, in Harpenden.
Representing a new landmark for the town, Gleneagle Manor comprises two new build developments containing 25 luxury apartments. Ranging from 1,000 to 2,000 sq. ft. and valued up to £1.6 million, the apartments are designed in traditional Georgian style, boasting high ceilings and large windows. Built on the site of a former hotel, Gleneagle Manor is situated within Harpenden’s conservation area and sits just a stone’s throw from the town’s high street.
As project architects, RDT Architects, specified a wide range of solutions from Forticrete’s compressive cast stone portfolio to enhance the quality, character and aesthetic appeal of Glen Eagle Manor. This included Forticrete cast stone window heads, cills, surrounds, copings, quoins, balustrades, a portico kit and a chamfered keystone. The external façade of the luxury development also boasts Forticrete’s decorative Ashlar blocks.
The unique combination of classical and Georgian design, together with picturesque landscaped grounds ensure that Glen Eagle Manor is undoubtedly Harpenden’s premier address.
The development provides a focal point for Harpenden and it was therefore essential that Gleneagle Manor utilised the highest quality building materials allied to superb craftsmanship.
Forticrete Cast Stone is a perfect example of advanced technology and time honoured craftsmanship working together in perfect harmony. The result is a wide range of cast stone products using a semi-dry or wet cast format, of unrivalled quality with no compromise to aesthetic appeal.