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Wedge House Hotel

London, SE1
Client
Ennismore / The Hoxton
Architect
Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
Contractor
Kier
Quantity Surveyor
Aecom
Sectors
Corporate and Commercial
GDV
£45,000,000

Project Scope

  • Unitised curtain walling
  • Aluminium windows
  • Swing and sliding doorsets
  • Balustrades
  • Louvres and plant screens
  • Zinc cladding
  • Aluminium cladding
  • Architectural metalwork

Located on the western side of Blackfriars Road, the former social security office is to be replaced with a mixed-use hotel and office space.

Key Challenges

  • Fully glazed package to all areas including rooftop unitised system.
  • High specification glass and product finishes.
  • Off-site installation for all windows into pre-cast panels.

The Brief

Employed by contractor Kier and working alongside award winning architects LDS, Colorminium have had detailed involvement in the development and assessment of various design options to assist in bringing this scheme to fruition.  Working in conjunction with the consultant team and contractor, the scheme has successfully been brought through outline design allowing this stunning scheme to proceed.

Our Approach

Working closely with the pre-cast concrete specialist, the concrete frame building will be clad in off site fabricated panels which the windows will be installed into.  A closely co-ordinated design process with the panel manufacturer will enable us to close the building up quickly giving an instant watertight façade for the fit-out to commence.

To the ground level, bespoke glazing systems give a shop-front appearance which will open up the retail spaces to the public.  A mixture of sliding systems, automated doors and architectural metalwork will be a fitting design to the pre-cast areas above.

At the top levels, a unitised system will be installed with integral sliding doors and a plant screen clad in zinc.  Architectural metalwork finishes off the top elements giving an enclosed system.

The Result

Due for completion in late 2018, the finished project will be stunning and testament to the hard work done at design stage.