Marley Eternit’s Cedral Lap weatherboard has been at the forefront of a contemporary development of luxury apartments at the Quayside Marina in Arbroath.
The fibre cement cladding solution was specified by The Voigt Partnership for the year long project at the existing Fisherman’s Association site, a prime location overlooking the inner harbour marina, just 60 metres from the sea.
The high profile £750,000 project has seen ten homes created as part of a regeneration project of the whole Quayside Marina.
With fantastic sea views over the Harbour and Tay Estuary, Cedral Lap was chosen for its low maintenance properties, strong resilience against the elements and wood like effect, in keeping with the traditional aesthetic of the Marina.
Jonathan Reeve, Chartered Architect at the Voigt Partnership, said: “The completed buildings reflect a ‘new era’ of the harbour, creating a contemporary style of architecture that links the past with the future.
“We installed Cedral Lap in both a horizontal shiplap and vertical combination to reflect the contemporary aesthetic of the development whilst simultaneously capturing the nautical element of the Marina. Cedral Lap was chosen for the project because we wanted the aesthetic qualities of timber but with low maintenance properties, which Cedral offered perfectly.”
Cedral Lap was used in dark grey to create a distinctive and effective contrast against the smooth white rendered walls. This complemented the anthracite grey windows and metal and slate roof combination, reflecting the nautical spirit of the Quayside Marina and the inner harbour.
Jonathan continued: “The fibre cement materials reflect the spirit of the harbour and create a stylish and modernistic effect that acknowledges the future of the Harbour’s transformation, supporting the regeneration of Arbroath, whilst reflecting its historic character.”