Iconic Camden Roundhouse Theatre clad with tropical hardwood railway sleepers

We cut the hardwood tropical hardwood railway sleepers into approx 20-25mm planks, using the weathered faces as cladding. It's rainscreen cladding, so fixed to timber battens and support on metal helping-hand system.
The inside of the relay railway sleepers (i.e. with the weathered faces cut off) was used as posts either side of the windows. The timber above the windows is the inside of the relay railway sleepers cut into planks.
Photos taken by ​'Reed Watts Architects'. 
Reed Watts Architects 
21C Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1M 5RD

Used Jarrah & tropical hardwood railway sleepers
2.6m x 250mm x 125mm


RailwaySleepers.com Says..

What a unique eye catching project. The Roundhouse is one of London's cultural landmarks. An iconic music and arts venue in Camden, situated in a Grade 2 listed former engine shed. So, what more fitting material could be used than to clad it with planks of reclaimed tropical hardwood railway sleepers, retired from the British railway system. Architectural design hand in hand with railway heritage! Perfect.