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Ontario House

Salford Quays


Corstophine & Wright Architects


Welbeck Estates Company Ltd

Main Contractor:

Cruden Construction

Elements / Systems:

SFS: BW Industries Light SFS (150mm) & CP Board
Terracotta Cladding: Taylor Maxwell / Argeton Tampa Terracotta Tiles
Other Cladding: Greencoat Flatlock Cladding & Rockpanel FS-Xtra Panels
Glazing: Exlabesa ECW50 Curtain Walling & KC51 Windows
Doors (Aluminium): Exlabesa KTS Doors with Prosale Dualcore 100 Sliding Door Operator

Ontario House facade

The Project

We were engaged to carry out a full strip and re-clad of the iconic Ontario House building in Salford Quays. One of the first built on the then new Ontario Basin in Salford Quays this landmark building was in desperate need of a face lift.

Removing the old glazing and aluminium cladding and replacing with a fresh terracotta and glass façade the new image certainly does refresh the ‘gateway’ to the quays. Utilising some of the existing structure whilst adding new where required the new façade brought the building up to current standards and offered new office space in a prime site that had been vacant for some time.

Completed in 2019 the new façade now stands proud and certainly does not disappoint in the sprawling skyscape around it.

Ontario House elevation facade
Ontario House cladding detail
Ontario House glazing detail
Ontario House cladding and glazing

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