Construction is now under way on a 13-storey residential development in Tenter Street, Sheffield, which was designed by Axis Architecture.

Trent Concrete won the contract, worth £704,000, to supply the development with 625 m² of storey-height wall panels in spandrel and mullion format for the flank walls; 600 m of storey-height column facings; and 1630 m of slender horizontal fascia bands running around the building in front of the floor slabs and balcony edges.

All the units are cast in a white acid-etched reconstructed stone, which resembles Portland Stone. The aim is to provide the crisp white concrete finish and clean modernist lines appropriate for an area that is dominated by high-rise structures.