King’s Yard Power Station
CPI EuroMix has helped to create a building that redefines the design of utility facilities. In fact, the London Olympic Park electrical substation is so visually stunning it won a Royal Institute of British Architects Award (RIBA) for architectural excellence.
NORD Architecture was appointed to design an aesthetically appealing utility building, not as a single structure, but as part of a number of buildings that make up Olympic Park.
The substation features high-quality open lattice brickwork. Created by Winchmore Brickwork working for main contractors, Kier London, the company chose CPI EuroMix for a mortar system that would guarantee consistent colour and quality to complement the standard of workmanship.
Measuring more than 80m long and 14m wide, the substation’s external architecture consists of more than 130,000 Ibstock bricks. Working alongside brickwork contractors Winchmore Brickwork, CPI EuroMix provided 300 tonnes of its specialist dark mortar, chosen to match the Ebony Black brickwork. The company also provided 50 tonnes of natural mortar to be used for the internal masonry.