Tradition meets Contemporary - Lime mortar used in new luxury HQ for Bremont Watches

Tradition meets Contemporary – Lime mortar used in new luxury HQ for Bremont Watches

This new build headquarters and manufacturing and technology centre for luxury British watchmaker Bremont, is built in the heart of the Chilterns within the grounds of a private estate.

Bremont’s vision for its new HQ was to reinvigorate the historic British industry of bespoke watchmaking, whilst combining tradition with state-of-the-art technology and facilities in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner.

Tradition meets Contemporary – Lime mortar used in new luxury HQ for Bremont Watches

The building design was inspired by the Bremont principles of: Aviation, Engineering, and Adventure and two single span spaces accommodate manufacturing and office facilities with a link building between.

The Wing is awarded BREEAM very good rating for sustainability and the project was nominated in the BDA’s 2023 Brick Awards.

Tradition meets Contemporary – Lime mortar used in new luxury HQ for Bremont Watches

Tradition meets Contemporary – Lime mortar used in new luxury HQ for Bremont Watches

PROJECT DETAILS

> Project name: Bremont Watches Manufacturing & Technology Centre ‘The Wing’

> Project size: A state-of-the-art 35,000sq. ft. mechanical watch manufacturing facility featuring strong eco-credentials with a central aim to invigorate a historic British Industry.

> Project scope: This luxury brand building needed to mirror the beauty of the watches made here, coupled with strong environmental credentials. The selection of brickwork encompassed beauty and function, and 10,000 bespoke handmade bricks were made by Michelmersh Bricks for the project.

> Project details: Working with masonry contractors Moore Masonry, EcoRight supplied its environmentally sound hydraulic lime mortar in Oxford Brown to complement the brickwork and provide the eco-credentials that lime offers. overall aesthetic.

> Architects: Spratley & Partners

> Contractors: Moore Masonry

ABOUT ECORIGHT

Whilst EcoRight lime products are true to their traditional roots, they have been developed and delivered for modern building processes and quality standards, offering a viable and more eco-friendly alternative to cement based mortars. There are less CO2 emissions from the production of lime compared to the production of cement.

EcoRight products and services are equally suitable for large scale construction projects or local craftsmen working on individual or small projects. EcoRight’s expert team, who have over 100 years combined experience in lime based building products and conservation work, can also provide technical design support, prepare NBS specifications and provide CPD presentations.

https://www.ecoright.co.uk/

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Lime mortar is highly aesthetic and can be exact colour-matched to bricks or other adjacent materials making it a good choice for conservation or new build.