London’s Art Deco Eagle House has been transported into the present-day by developer Mount Anvil and Farrells architects thanks to £1m worth of windows, doors and curtain wall façades from Hueck,.
The installation was delivered by NA Curtain Walling, a UK building envelope specialist with services that include design, fabrication, installation and maintenance of curtain wall and cladding systems.
The development consists of 276 new apartments, 70 of which are affordable, as well as art studios, workshops, and over 6,000 sq. m of ground floor offices, restaurants and cafés in London’s Old Street District.
Nearly 700 windows and doors from Hueck’s high-performance Lambda 77 L range were used throughout the development.
Eagle House was specified with purge ventilation as part of the building regulations, and a special project solution was designed and developed by Hueck into the majority of the windows in order to meet these requirements.
Larger, floor-to-ceiling windows to the penthouse suites needed a different approach, due to their size and weight. These have been specified with AOV gear by SE Controls, a specialist provider of tailored ventilation solutions for new and refurbished buildings.
Other frames provided by Hueck in collaboration with NA Curtain Walling included French inward opening windows with Tilt Before Turn facility, as well as inward opening doors with access from the outside.
“Working with Hueck from the early stages ensured the project could be delivered cost-effectively, while keeping in line with the architect’s vision,” said Jason Cross, NA Curtain Walling operations director. “Hueck’s design facilities and technical expertise, alongside a very extensive range of window, door and façade systems can accommodate virtually any requirements and design concepts, and we look forward to partnering on future projects as well.”
Hueck UK project development manager, Darren Watkins, commented: “Together with our partners we identified the best opportunities for value engineering, and we designed project-specific solutions within budget, to the ultimate benefit of the client.”