Farrat Structural Thermal Breaks used in the award-winning £2m Cadogan Café regeneration project

9th Feb 2018

Cadogan Cafe, Duke of York Square, London

Cadogan Cafe is part of the major £2m regeneration project in Duke of York Square, London.

The new Café building was designed by NEX Architecture in collaboration with AKT II and sits between several listed buildings opposite Saatchi Gallery, replacing the existing central café with a much larger model.

A significant feature of the design is a Grade I-listed wall, which curves to within 3 m of the café’s lightweight steel frame superstructure. Farrat were approached to supply a structural thermal break material that could be used in pre-cast concrete and fitted to curved stairs.

Farrat manufactured & supplied 25mm Structural Thermal Break plates for this project, using our high strength TBL material.

Farrat TBL is a BBA (British Board of Agrément) certificated structural thermal insulator, specifically developed for use within the building envelope to reduce heat loss and prevent condensation.

For more information on Farrat TBL, read our Design Guide here.


To download the specification, visit RIBA NBS here.