Designed by architects HawkinsBrown for developer Regal Homes, The Cube is a new-build housing development in Hackney, featuring 1,700m² of Aquarian’s Gebrik brick cladding system. The bespoke build – the UK’s tallest hybrid cross laminated timber (CLT) structure – was completed within a tight deadline thanks to Gebrik’s adaptable, lightweight components, and has now won several industry awards.
Gebrik’s minimal weight and flatpacked, modular design meant space constraints were easily side-stepped by crane-lifting materials directly onto the roof, before loading out onto scaffold bays at each floor level. Components were supplied clearly marked and delivered to a schedule to suit the build sequence as the scaffold was dropped to achieve a lighter, more cost-effective solution than precast concrete beams and columns.
Developer - Regal Homes
Installer - Cladding Design Solutions
Architect - HawkinsBrown