Product / system supply
The Greenwich Millennium Village project is a joint venture development by Countryside and Taylor Wimpey. This phase of the Greenwich Peninsula development has delivered 206 private, shared ownership and affordable rent homes in residential blocks, and includes a mixture of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments.
BA Systems were commissioned by Willmott Dixon, to provide frameless glass balustrades for the external terrace and balcony areas. This ambitious architectural proposal by Jestico + Whiles, the lead architects for this phase, presented initial challenges for the BA Systems design team.
In order to achieve the impressive architectural finish and meet the structural requirements, the BA Systems design team worked extensively with Willmott Dixon and Jestico + Whiles to develop and agree early stage details before the project began.
The agreed solution that gave the required architectural finish to the balustrades, was backpainted or sandblasted frameless glass from the B40 system. This gave a consistent coloured finish as well as providing the privacy required for some of the balconies. Secondary steel angles were also designed and developed for areas where the B40 balustrade channel could not be fixed directly to the slab.
At the delivery stage, the BA Systems’ site surveyor and site management team worked closely with the Willmott Dixon site team to ensure that the product was ready for a consistent installation flow without delaying the surrounding trades. With a site manager and design manager assigned to the project, BA Systems were able to monitor the installation flow and product quality to ensure exceptional delivery and a stunning finished product.