Metal Technology products transform ‘60s office building into a ‘new landmark’

Metal Technology products have been used to give a stunning facelift to a 1960s office building on London’s Edgeware Road.

The refurbishment design by Architects AWW (Atkins Walters Webster) specified a high performance façade system engineered to reduce air leakage and exceed current insulation values.

The modernisation of the building was completed with the introduction of a new, double height entrance lobby.

Merit House 18Metal Technology’s System 5-20D Hi+ thermally broken doors, System 17 high rise curtain walling and System 25 Hi+ lift and slide/sliding doors were selected for both their performance and aesthetic credentials.

System 17 Curtain Walling not only provides structural integrity with high levels of thermal and weather performance but offers limitless flexibility in specification. With a wide range of structural mullions, transoms and feature caps or the option of silicone pointing, System 17 can meet the visual and performance requirements for any building, from the smallest screen to expansive glazing applications.

The System 5-20D Hi+ High Performance Thermally Enhanced Door is part of Metal technology’s THERMAL suite of systems that also provide high levels of structural integrity, weather performance, and security. This suite of systems utilises bespoke thermal gaskets, cellular foams and polyamide thermal isolators, all of which help achieve impressively low U values.

Commenting on the scheme, project architect Mark Alker Stone said: “AWW is refurbishing this prominent building to provide a contemporary building as a new landmark within Colindale that benefits the local area in terms of its architectural quality, energy performance and contribution to Edgware Road.”