Harbourne Swimming Pool


Saunders Boston




Wates Construction

We have chosen to submit this project due to its striking appearance.


It was achieved with the use of a traditional, fully-supported pre-patinated copper cladding which harmonises perfectly with the western red cedar timber cladding.

Although not a technically demanding project to design, our traditional copper craftsmen had to utilise the very best of their skills to provide the architect with his wishes for the cladding area. This was particularly so, with some bespoke aesthetics required, such as the steps in the cladding surface that extend from the cill, head and reveal of the curtain wall areas.

The skilled installation of the patinated copper has resulted in a building with a focal feature that gives both presence and appeal. As a result, the project has been highly commended by Birmingham City Council and described as a landmark within the local community.


  • TECU Patina + full substrate works
  • Cedar cladding
  • Photographs courtesy of Andrew Dixon Photography

What our clients say

"Longworth's knowledge, hands-on attitude and wealth of experience allows them to work with the architect and project team to turn complex designs into reality. We commend their positive and cooperative attitude towards design."

Jason Duggan - Architect, Capita Symonds