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Sheppard Robson (Architect)
B40 frameless glass balustrades
As well as being visually unique, Woolwich Central is also the largest ‘Tesco town’ ever built. The £250m development features an 84,000 sq ft Tesco store, Europe’s largest, with a 259-home community located above it.
The five apartment blocks which rise above the podium level are of differing heights, adding to the building’s character and helping to avoid overlooking. The podium is landscaped, with planting and a playground. The one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments have balconies to the south, and winter gardens to the north.
The main contractor, Willmott Dixon, selected BA Systems to complete the balustrade sub-contract.
1300m of B40 frameless glass balustrades finished off with stainless steel capping was used for the apartment blocks as well as associated podium areas that span nine floors above the Tesco store.
The elevated residential area seemlessly combines social housing and privately owned housing.