Portland House, Birmingham
Main Contractor

Bowmer & Kirkland Ltd

Concrete Society award winning showcase for sustainable concrete construction: concrete frame, barrel-vault in-situ ceilings and soffits cast in concrete using GRP moulds to provide a highly-polished reflective finished surface, supported by exposed internal self-compacting concrete columns of a high finish and exposed external columns.

Concrete Society - Judges Comments:
“...excellent uniformity and finish... a mirror smooth finish to the conventionally reinforced concrete – this span is commonly achieved by post-tensioning but not in this case.
The build quality, consistency of colour matching and the lack of noticeable making good to the
exposed concrete are a credit to the team. The main contractor B+K appointed concrete frame contractor (Northfield) on the basis of quality of work, rather than price, which clearly has paid dividends. The attempt to showcase innovative products in this UK HQ building is worthy of recognition.