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OUR WORK

Below you will find a selection of projects for which we provided facade engineering services whilst working for our previous employers Arup and BuroHappold.

 

Our services included:

DESIGN & TENDER STAGE

Design guidance included regular workshops  (biweekly) with the architect and other consultants. Topics such as the following were addressed:

Thermal assessments, structural design, installation methods, access and maintenance methods, fire safety, acoustic performance, security design, risk analysis (glass and installation), age friendly design etc.

Material and facade system studies were carried out. Typical materials are brickwork, natural stone, metal claddings, curtain walls, copper, bronze, precast and fiber reinforced concrete,  bio and plastic composites, timber cladding

Tender documentation development for the full facade package. During the tender stage tenderers (facade contractors) were interviewed and their submissions reviewed.

CONSTRUCTION STAGE

Calculations, drawings, installation sequences and material/ product proposals submitted by the contractor were reviewed and discussed during regular construction meetings with the contractor, developer and architect.

Factory inspections and prototype testing were part of our services to maintain quality and consistency of the quality of the facades.

Site inspections were carried out monthly or bi weekly to ensure the facade is installed as per drawings and calculations and to minimise risks due to for example poor workmanship.

 

Triton Square, London, UK

 

Services: Project management and façade design during all stages for the refurbishment and extension of the office building. The façade comprises a variety of systems, including unitised curtain wall, stick system, glass fins, stone façade and a large atrium.
Architect: Arup Associates, London
Client: British Land Ltd.

 

Battersea Power Station Phase 3A - O1, London, UK

Mixed use 15 storey building accommodating 750 apartments. Facade engineering serviced from concept up to end of tender stage. The building features large precast slab edge bullnoses, precast soffits, sliding doors, highly reflective glazing, curved glass and winter gardens. 

Architect: Fosters + Partners

Project team: BPSDC, BuroHappold

 

 

Lillie Square, Block C, London, UK

Project manager and façade designer for the newly build residential building during construction stage. The façade consists of a unitised façade system, with various cladding types including stone, GRC and aluminium.

Architect: Paul Davis + Partners / EPR

Client: Capco

 

Fitzroy Place, London, UK,

Monitoring compliance during the construction stage of a five building  development  as part of the client’s compliance monitoring team. The buildings feature brick-faced and stone-faced precast concrete storey high panels, in combination with window systems, stick systems and metal stud walls. Services provided include review of facade contractor’s drawings, calculations and material submittals, weekly site inspections, off site inspections of factories and mock ups.

Architects: Sheppard Robson, Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

Client: Exemplar

UCL East Marshgate, Phase 1, London, UK

Project manager and façade designer for the newly build university building for UCL in Stratford. The façade consists of precast panels as well as various curtain wall systems.

Architect: Stanton Williams

Client: UCL

 

Musheireb heart of Doha phase 2, Doha, Qatar 

Project manager and facade designer during all design and construction stages of a large new development of 13 buildings in the centre of Doha. The development contains retail, a hotel, offices, restaurants, a cinema and apartments. The main facade systems are natural stone, render, GRC and terracotta rainscreen systems, glass fin facades and perforated aluminium screens. .

Architect: Gensler, Allies and Morrison, Squires and Partners

Client: Msheireb Properties/ Gensler

Spire, London, UK

Project manager and facade designer during all design stages for the 240m tall residential tower. The facade consists of various curtain wall and cladding systems.

Architect: HOK, London

Client: Greenland UK Ltd.

Greenwich Peninsula, London, UK

Project manager and facade designer of plots 18.03 and 19.05. Plot 18.03 is a 22 storey residential development and plot 19.05 is a 21 storey residential development.  Facade systems include brickfaced precast concrete, brickslips, metal cladding, sliding door systems. 

Architects: Duggan Morris, Allis and Morrison

Client: Knight Dragon

Settia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Façade designer for the mixed-use tower in Kuala Lumpur. The building includes offices, serviced apartments and a hotel. The façade consists of a unitised curtain wall system.

Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects

Client: Settia

Hotel redevelopment for 97 How Ming Street, Hong Kong

Facade design and design coordination during design and tender stage for the 125m tall hotel tower. The facade consists of various curtain wall and cladding systems.

Architect: Rocco Design Architects Ltd., Hong Kong

Client: Golden Sunshine Enterprises Ltd.

 

CTF Tower, Tianjin, China

Building envelope physics analyses and detail optimization for this high-rise (500m+) project in Tianjin, China. Facade design and design coordination in the DD and tender stage for the podium building (shopping mall).

Architect: SOM, Chicago / Ronald Lu & Partner, Hong Kong

Client: Tianjin New World Huan Bo Hai Real Estate Development CO., Ltd.


Wangfu Central, Beijing, China

Facade engineering and coordination in all stages of the building process for the newly developed International Luxury Centre in the historic centre of Beijing. The development consists of hotels, restaurants and a shopping mall.

Architect: KPF, New York / BIAD, Beijing

Client: Hong Kong Land Ltd.

 

Shanghai Commercial Bank HQ, Hong Kong,

Facade engineering and coordination for the new construction of the 140m office tower and podium building.

Architect: Rocco Design Architects Ltd.

Client: Shanghai Commercial Bank Ltd.

 

The Mark, Grivitei Tower, Bucharest, Romania

Façade engineering for an office complex with a 16 storey tower.

Scheme, detailed design, specification, shop drawing review for curtain walling stick system with external sun shading.

Architect: Chapman Taylor

 

Leipziger Platz 12, Berlin, Germany

Façade engineering for the new construction of a shopping/hotels/fitness studio/apartment development in Berlin.

Design, detailed design, specification, and shop drawing review for the atrium’s roof and facades.

Architect: nps tchoban voss, Berlin

Eurogate CTW, Wilhelmshaven, Germany

Façade engineering for the new office and terminal building for the company Eurogate.

Architect: Angelis & Partner

 

Deutsche Sporthochschule, Cologne, Germany

Façade engineering for the new campus building for the German University of sports in Cologne.

Architect: Kadawittfeldarchitektur, Aachen

Learning & Library Centre (LLC), Vienna, Austria

Façade engineering for the new LLC for the University of Economics and Business in Vienna. Arup worked with a multidisciplinary team of façade and lighting designers.

Concept and scheme design for geometrically complex stick curtain walling system and glass fibre reinforced concrete cladding.

Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects, Hamburg

Circular Economy House, London, UK

Design and construction of the facade of the Circular Economy House, a temporary pavilion showcasing circular economy in the build environment.

Architect: Arup Associates

Project participants, amongst others: Arup, BAM, F&R

 

Deansgate Square, Manchester, UK

4 residential Towers of 122 to 200 meter high. Facade engineering during all design and construction stages. The facade features a unitised curtain wall system with fritted glass and glazed spandrel panels. The project had challenging thermal performance  requirements. 

Architect: Simpson Haugh and Partners

Project participants: BuroHappold, Renaker Build, Lindner Gmbh