The transformation of 70 Wilson Street, in the City of London, has breathed new life into a building, showcasing the potential of refurbishment over demolishing existing stock. With Low Carbon Workplaces and AStudio, Eckersley O’Callaghan engineered a new facade enabling a modern, transparent office; replacing the previous dense, impermeable system. The undulating perforations across copper rain screens and the high-performance glazing system allow both light and air to flow through the facade, dramatically improving the internal working environment.
Summit House, a new ‘low carbon workplace’ development for Stanhope, is a redevelopment of a 1980s office building in Hackney on the edge of the City of London. The project involved recladding the existing frame and adding two new floors, staggered and shifted to reduce the bulk of the new development.
Eckersley O’Callaghan provided facade consultancy services on the project. Early involvement included resolving the curtain wall system selection and detailing. The facade features bronze spandrel panels and perforated shading screens arranged across the elevations according to their solar exposure.
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