Sector Housing, private
Project type Refurbishment
Services provided Planning advice
Design
Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
Installation
Year completed 2019
Project location London
Contract value (£) Balustrade: £660K
Consultant Architect: Associated Architects
Contractor John Sisk & Son
Products used B40 and B50 balustrade systems
 
 

Context

Deptford Foundry is a 316-home development on the site of a former 19th century metal foundry in London.

This Anthology development is spread across 8 separate apartment buildings and one 22-storey tower known as the Cobalt Building. In addition to the residential units, the scheme will also provide 2,860 square metres of artist studios and workspace areas.

Challenge

Initially designed by Rolfe Judd Architects, it was more recently taken forward by Associated Architects. The development has taken character from its industrial heritage as a metal foundry established in 1831. Because of this prestigious background, a very high-quality finish was required to the external balconies and terraces on each apartment.

Initial design challenges included:

  • The original design proposal created some complex integration details with surrounding trades, such the waterproofing and fascia trades.

  • The balustrade to the concrete balconies, roof terraces and podiums needed to co-ordinate with the bolt-on balconies supplied by others.

Solution

Following extensive pre-contract design development and co-ordination with the modular bolt-on balcony supplier, BA Systems was contracted to design, supply and install balustrade and privacy screen solutions for the inset balconies, terraces and podiums.

The B50 balustrade system was specified for the vertical bar balustrade requirements with 50x12mm vertical flat bars.

The B40 frameless glass balustrade system was provided for the roof gardens and terraces, with 21.5mm toughened and laminated glass.

A variety of bespoke fixing details were designed to facilitate a quicker install.


Context

Deptford Foundry is a 316-home development on the site of a former 19th century metal foundry in London.

This Anthology development is spread across 8 separate apartment buildings and one 22-storey tower known as the Cobalt Building. In addition to the residential units, the scheme will also provide 2,860 square metres of artist studios and workspace areas.

Challenge

Initially designed by Rolfe Judd Architects, it was more recently taken forward by Associated Architects. The development has taken character from its industrial heritage as a metal foundry established in 1831. Because of this prestigious background, a very high-quality finish was required to the external balconies and terraces on each apartment.

Initial design challenges included:

  • The original design proposal created some complex integration details with surrounding trades, such the waterproofing and fascia trades.

  • The balustrade to the concrete balconies, roof terraces and podiums needed to co-ordinate with the bolt-on balconies supplied by others.

Solution

Following extensive pre-contract design development and co-ordination with the modular bolt-on balcony supplier, BA Systems was contracted to design, supply and install balustrade and privacy screen solutions for the inset balconies, terraces and podiums.

The B50 balustrade system was specified for the vertical bar balustrade requirements with 50x12mm vertical flat bars.

The B40 frameless glass balustrade system was provided for the roof gardens and terraces, with 21.5mm toughened and laminated glass.

A variety of bespoke fixing details were designed to facilitate a quicker install.


 
 
 
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