Greenwich Peninsula - Aperature Building

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Address : 42 Chandlers Avenue
SE10 0GE London
United Kingdom
Contact person : Paul Ruddick
- United Kingdom
Project details :

Metal Builder: Glassolutions

Main Contractor: Kier Construction

As part of the Greenwich Peninsula regeneration, the Aperture Building is part of an ambitious project to create a new culture district for London. Covering 150 acres to the east of central London, this is currently one of Europe’s largest regeneration projects and eventually will provide 15,720 new homes along 1.6 miles of the Thames waterfront, as well as shops, hotels, schools and public spaces.

Aperture is a mixed-use community hub located comprising of a retail unit, café, and flexible spaces on the ground floor for community use, with nursery, prayer space, estate management facilities and gym on the floors above. 

Commissioned by main contractor Kier Construction to manufacture and install the building’s façade, the Aperture building features WICONA's WICTEC 50 curtain walling solution.

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Facade systems


Filigree look without any change in appearance to the inner mullion and transom gaskets Ideal for vertical and polygon façades, sloped glazing and spatial structures Individual design thanks to a wide range of profile geometries for the structural and glazing profiles Uf up to 1.2W/m²K, solutionfor passiv houses up to Uf =0.74W/m²K Reliable glass load transmission (up to 4 kN), with adapted transom-joint technology Overlapping and secure drainage at the cross point, without mechanical mullion processing, ensures tried-and-tested impermeability Broad selection of profiles enables economic adaptation to structural requirements, with the additional option of internal reinforcement Glazing from outside featuring single- and/or two-part pressure and cover profiles Design options with concealed or visible screw fixture Extensive solutions for structure junctions and conservatories Burglar resistance up to WK3 with presure profile reinforcement bullet resistance class up to FB4 fire resistance class G30/F30, glass or panel up to 1.8x3.0m or 1.4x2.4m, overhead glazing possible, construction principle identical regular WICTEC 50 Complete product range for glazed roofs or slope facades Easy integration in roof windows, realizeable as SHEV variant as all glass facade, appearance similar to structural sealant glazing (SSG) facade Special pressure profile available with concealed guide for integrated sun protection