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Awake Architects Specify Forticrete Masonry for Ashton Leisure Park

Two different finishes of high performance architectural masonry from Forticrete have been specified for a 10,500 sq. ft. three-unit addition to Aston Leisure Park, a restaurant and entertainment complex, just west of Aston –under-Lyne in Tameside.

The new single-storey addition at Ashton Leisure Park, owned by Legal & General Property, was designed as a shell space subdivided to accommodate three independent restaurants. To complement the large expanses of glazing across the unit's external envelope, contractor PDR Construction and architects for the project, Awake Architects specified Forticrete's Shot-blasted architectural masonry in Ivory and a contrasting horizontal accent band utilising Forticrete Splitface blocks in Pewter.

Roy Alexander, Director at Awake Architects commented: "After considering a number of alternatives for use on this project, it was clear that Forticrete's architectural masonry stood out head and shoulders above the rest. Not only did they guarantee the desired high quality finish to complement the retail park's existing exterior, but it also delivered from a practical standpoint, providing us with the ideal solution."

Offering a wide selection of decorative concrete facing blocks, Forticrete's Architectural Masonry range is an aesthetically effective alternative to the internal or the external leaf of a cavity construction, which creates clean, maintenance free surfaces with either bold uniformity or a variety of colour and bond patterns to brighten even the most functional of environments.

For more information on Forticrete's range of Architectural Masonry products, visit or call the technical hotline on: 0800 262136

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