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26 CASE STUDY


efficient as they are visually striking. “On typical builds, a balcony structure is bolted to the concrete slab through a thermally broken connection, and the facade system is then built around this,” said Buck. “However,” he continued, “here the unitised curtain walling arrived from the factory as a fully weather-tight system, including brackets for the balconies.” It was also strengthened to accept this


The communal areas provide a high standard of finish


additional load, with the larger balconies including a vertical post adjacent to the facade which reduced the support forces delivered through the curtain walling. With the facade, the focus was on thermal performance and reducing air infil- tration. All outward facing facades, including the large sliding doors on to the balconies, are triple-glazed, thermally- efficient systems. For the inner courtyard, windows were double-glazed, as was the atrium roof. The space, although enclosed, is not fully heated. Rob commented: “The bonus for residents are lower energy bills achieved by controlling the ventilation and providing better insulation to the facade.”


REWARDS The project has been highly praised, being one of the recipients of the 2018


RIBA London Awards for architectural excellence. Few projects are able to


retain this depth of heritage, especially while building apartments to modern performance standards and high-end desirability. In the context of the wider development of King’s Cross re-envisioning an entire district of London, the efficient and successful design and build process on Gasholders London will likely serve as a model for complex refurbishment. Shearer summed up his experience of


working on the scheme: “It was an enormously rewarding project, successfully delivered.” He concludes: “There were of course challenges which the team rallied to deliver, such as the coordination of a very varied set of ambitious apartments with an unusual geometry, yet this, and other aspects, such as the re-use of the guide frames, served to make Gasholders London development stimulating new territory for both the designers and the contractor’s team. The result is all the richer for it.”


PROJECT TEAM: Client: King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership Architect: WilkinsonEyre Main contractor: Carillion Interiors: Jonathan Tuckey Design Structural and Facade engineering: Arup Building services: Hoare Lea


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