Bracknell Shopping Centre Regeneration

Bracknell in Berkshire reclaimed its town centre when a £240m shopping and leisure development opened in September 2017. The one million sq ft foot (93,000 sq m) Lexicon centre ended a five-year construction project.

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Construction at a glance:

Location: Bracknell in Berkshire
Client: Lesterose Builders Ltd and Mace Group
Build Type: Hotel & Leisure Buildings
Project scope: 10,000m2 of walling
Status: Project Completed in September 2016.
Build Duration: 12 weeks on site.
MFS System: Xella Silka Element System

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Project details

MFS were awarded the contract to install 10,000m2 of Xella Silka Elements by Lesterose Builders Ltd and Mace Group at the Bracknell Shopping Centre regeneration project. The final cost of the scheme was £240m and it opened in September 2017.

We installed 150mm thick Silka elements, which form the 9m high dividing walls between the shopping units.

Construction Achievements:

0 weeks
less time on site
Reduction in Labour
Less waste on site
Overall build saving

Key Performance Indicators


  • 8 weeks in Dfma

  • 12 weeks on site


  • 6 Weeks less time on site than a traditional build

  • Significant reduction in overall build spend

  • 50% less labour required

  • 100% less waste on site

  • Reduction in defects and higher build accuracy


  • Fully load bearing: Up to 10 storeys

  • Thin Joint Mortar: Sets within 2 hours vs traditional 24

  • Fire resistant: Excellent 4hrs+

  • Acoustic: Excellent

  • Green Credentials: A rated


  • NHBC Approved and BBA Certified

  • Part E & Part L Building regs

  • BIM compliant

  • Advanced and environmentally friendly manufacturing process

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