Talbot Gateway Reaches Milestone


Wintech are delighted to be part of the Talbot Gateway project as it has recently reached an exciting milestone in its development with the installation of the façade.

The façade is designed to mitigate against a variety of factors, such as temperature build up, thermal bridges and the seafront environment, which required an innovative approach in order to resolve any potential issues which could arise while keeping to Blackpool’s distinctive Art Deco architectural style.

Wintech Director James Emery commented: “King Street is a keystone project in the regeneration of Talbot Gateway, Blackpool, as such we are proud to be a part of it. This phase of the development includes this building which will house 3000 civil servants. We have been assisting with façade consultancy services from RIBA Stage 2 and will remain on the team until completion. The use of high-performance fibre reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) instead of traditional precast panels has decreased the CO2 emissions drastically, whilst still providing all the merits of a robust precast solution. The UHPFRC has been finished with a terracotta tile sympathetic to the history of the area and really showcase the exquisite façade designed by Make Architects. The windows to solid area has also been optimised for natural light and reducing solar gains.”

Talbot gateway is part of a wider £100 million regeneration of Blackpool, delivered in partnership with Blackpool Council, which aims to turn this key area of the town into a centre of commercial and leisure activity, including King Street, which will provide offices for 3000 Department of Work and Pensions Staff.