Royal Hospital Chelsea Chapel
DescriptionThe new infirmary at the historic Royal Hospital Chelsea, designed by architects Quinlan and Francis Terry, and built by Wates Construction, specified Limetec Hydraulic Lime Mortar. Limetec Hydraulic Lime Mortar is increasingly being specified for new build work, as architects and specifiers who, until recently, have used it solely on the refurbishment of heritage buildings, have realised its many desirable qualities. A superior alternative to cement-based mortar, Limetec Hydraulic Lime Mortar’s benefi ts are many. Principally, is its ability in accommodating settlement or thermal shock without cracking that now draws specifi ers and architects to it. Principally, is its ability in accommodating settlement or thermal shock without cracking that now draws specifiers and architects to it. Eliminating the need for expansion joints, it means there will be no compromise in their designs - their vision of a building’s aesthetics can be transferred straight from the drawing board to the actual building. Across the centuries lime mortar has been used for its breathability, workability and proven performance and it is this knowledge that we can now draw on for today’s modern buildings. The £23 million new build infi rmary features a traditional exterior, fully in keeping with the historic surroundings of the Royal Hospital Chelsea.