Parkside Architectural Tiles, the commercial arm of Topps Tiles plc serving the architecture and design market, is to launch an exclusive range of sustainable tiles made by the Group’s portfolio company Alusid.
The tiles will be made from recycled porcelain and glass industrial waste through Alusid’s patented process, which also uses less energy than conventional tile manufacturing.
Parkside will sell the tiles under the brand name Sequel in a range of different formats and colours. They will be launched at this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week in London, from the 21 to 23 May.
Sequel tiles will also be on display at the new Parkside design studio in Clerkenwell.
Alusid, a spin out from the University of Central Lancashire, has already enjoyed success with its SilicaStone-branded tiles, tabletops and other surfaces. Customers include Amazon, Nando’s and Wells Fargo bank, which is using Alusid’s products in its prestigious London HQ. There are more than 100 projects in the pipeline.
The Company raised £1.34 million in September last year to support planning to scale up manufacturing, a move expected to transform capacity from 4,000m2 a year to 30,000m2 a month.
We’re very excited about the launch of our new Sequel brand by Parkside Architectural Tiles. Our strategy has always been that customers will not buy a product because it is greener, but because it is of premium quality as well as being sustainable. We believe this launch vindicates that approach.Dr Alasdair Bremner, Alusid co-founder and chief operating officer
Alusid continues to thrive and attract new customers and, of course, we’re delighted about the Parkside launch. We believe there is greater demand to be fulfilled, and we are now actively exploring options to transform the company’s manufacturing capacity.Neil Crabb, Frontier IP chief executive