Schuco awards
From left David Dempster (Ortus), David Skelly (KCC Director) and Mike Lane Schueco Managing Director

KCC Architectural is delighted to be associated with ORTUS, the exciting learning and events centre based in

Camberwell, South London. ORTUS was the unanimous overall winner at the inaugural

Schueco Excellence Awards for Design & Innovation in association with RIBA journal.

The judges expressed admiration for the accomplished and distinguished building and were impressed with the proactive attitude of the Architects to achieve such a powerful elevation. The award celebrates skills, dedication and collaboration between Architects and Specialist Contractors in projects utilizing Schueco Jansen Architectural Glazing Systems. KCC Architectural won the award as the Specialist Facade Contractor. KCC Designed, manufactured and supplied 120 structurally bonded stepped edge double glazed steel windows giving a modern slant on the surrounding Georgian symbolism of window reveals and stucco bands. ORTUS is a truly excellent building where every facade detail is tailored and considered; featuring over 1500 sqm of flexible event and learning space split over 7 levels.

The building benefits from the use of innovative technology throughout its structure while complementing the existing historical architecture of its neighbours as exemplified by its full height windows and brick panelling incorporating the innovative Schueco Jansen System. The awards were presented at a lunch reception in London hosted by RIBA and Schueco David Skelly, KCC director accepted the awards as the Facade contractor on the category Health and overall winner in association with Ortus.