A project case study from Cedral
Founded in 2008, award-winning Square Mile Coffee Roasters is synonymous with London coffee culture. To facilitate the increase in its wholesale demand, both throughout the capital and nationwide, the company recently moved premises to East London, where Cedral Click and Lap fibre cement cladding was specified to help create a unique yet functional roasting and office area.
The 880m² warehouse space, situated on an industrial unit in North London, houses a secondary structure, incorporating a mezzanine workspace for the main office, meeting rooms, training spaces and a kitchen. A partially sealed undercroft was also created for packaging, whilst the roastery occupies the final bays of the original warehouse.
The Combination of Cedral Click and Lap
Cedral Click and Lap fibre cement cladding in colour black was selected to be installed across the entire exterior of the internal structure, mirroring the company’s iconic black branding, whilst also creating a distinct contrast between the existing warehouse and new construction.
Cedral Select Installer, All Colour Windows and Doors, was chosen to complete the unique project, installing over 300m² of Cedral Click and Cedral Lap in a traditional timber effect finish in a horizontal formation to create a barn style aesthetic. The dark exterior is offset by bright white interiors, providing the team at Square Mile Coffee Roasters with an interactive and engaging work space.
John Hill, Founder of All Colour Windows and Doors, said: “This was an extremely exciting project to work on, given its unusual location within an industrial warehouse. The Cedral Click and Lap cladding was chosen due to its impressive durability and Class A fire performance rating, which was a leading factor during the specification process due to the client roasting the coffee on site.
“The combination of Cedral Click and Cedral Lap cladding creates a truly unique exterior, producing a traditional barn effect, whilst also adding a contemporary edge that reflects Square Mile Coffee’s unique personality.”
Cedral Lap fibre cement cladding is a low maintenance alternative to traditional cladding materials, offering a minimum life expectancy of 50 years. Resistant to rot, attack from insects and the external elements, the easy to install solution is available in a wide range of shades and finishes.