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Oxford Parkway & Bicester Village Stations


Basic 4
Our projects are versatile and this was no exception. We were thrilled to support Chiltern Railways with their development of the first new rail link between a major British city and London in over 100 years.
Chiltern Railways launched the first new rail link between a major British city and London in over 100 years and built two new stations – Bicester Village and Oxford Parkway. Our external wall insulation system with a ceramic slip and render finish was specified by CJCT Architects for the iconic station façades.
Our Basic 4 system was chosen due to its ability to realise the curve of the feature glazed brick slip wall, whilst also achieving a watertight building early in the construction process through the use of a Fermacell cement particle board.
Throughout the project, alsecco maintained high levels of customer service and were extremely helpful and forthcoming with design advice and technical support. alsecco was able to source tiles of the specific blue needed and produced sample panels to demonstrate the quality of the system for client presentations.
Anthony Hall, CJCT Architects, Studio Director
We were asked to colour match the slips to the corporate blue of Chiltern Railways and sample panels were produced for the client for approval. This was achieved for both stations, providing a result that the client was very pleased with. It had a striking visual appearance that is also effective in its coverage of the building. It has given the buildings a contemporary feel with notes of the railway’s prestigious history
The ceramic tile finish of our Basic 4 external wall insulation system ensures an extremely durable and mechanically very strong façade. The system is also easy to keep clean – all vital benefits in such high traffic areas as required for railway station projects.