Reusing façade components eliminates the carbon emissions associated with the manufacture of new materials. This is exemplified on the recent refurbishment of 1 Triton Square, London.
The team carefully dismantled and refurbished over 3,500m2 of façade panels. Cleaned, re-inspected, reinstated the outer unit, including glass and framing, of the double-skin façade was dismantled, cleaned, inspected and reinstalled.
A key enabler was the access to good record information from the original as-built 1990’s design and the use of predominately dry-fixed connections within the façade system, which avoided the challenges associated with disassembling adhesive connections.
To minimise emissions further a pop-up factory was setup in Essex to undertake the refurbishment and avoid excessive transportation.
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- https://igsmag.com/igs-autumn-2021-glass-retrospective/ (page 82)
Matteo Lazzarotto (Matteo.Lazzarotto@arup.com)
- The existing external skin was dismantled and reused as part of the refurbishment.
- The reused components reduced the demand for new components.
- Opportunity enabled by access to original as-built information.
- Client: British Land
- Contractor: Lendlease
- Façade Contractor: Gartner
- Façade Consultant: Arup