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One Bedford Avenue

Office buildings

2017

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Address : Bedford Avenue
London
United Kingdom
Contact person : Paul Ruddick
paul.ruddick@wicona.com
- United Kingdom
Project details :

Architects: Bennetts Associates

Metal Builder:  Glassolutions

The 115,000 sq ft mixed-use office and retail development replaces two outdated office buildings on the corner of London’s Tottenham Court Road. The design concept was to create versatile, energy efficient spaces that would maximise natural light throughout the seven-storey building and provide the best possible views of the surrounding area.

WICONA’s WICTEC 50 Stick build curtain wall was selected to achieve floor to ceiling glazing and the extra narrow 50mm profiles further minimised interruptions to the views from the building. In addition, access to the building’s upper floor terraces is provided by WICONA WICSTYLE 65 doors. 

A semi-bespoke window system was also created using WICONA WICLINE 75 with window profiles designed specifically to meet the aesthetic and structural requirements of the development.

The location of the development in a busy part of London and a site perimeter similar in size to the building’s footprint meant that external access was extremely limited. To overcome these challenges, the GLASSOLUTIONS project team developed an innovative sliding track system to move the glass units into place to be installed from inside the building. As well as removing the need for floor cranes, this method allowed the installation team to remain safely behind perimeter protection at all times whilst also freeing up the floor slab for other trades to operate safely.

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Facade systems

WICTEC 50

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
Window systems

WICLINE 75 evo

Technical performance: Profile technology: High insulation multi-chamber system in symmetric design, quality assured thermal insulator connection Patented corner and butt joint connection technology for high rigidity of frames and sashes Infill thickness up to 69 mm Thermal insulation: Uf values: until 1.2 W/(m²K) Uw values: until 0.87 W/(m²K) for sashes, until 0.72 W/(m²K) for fixed glazing, with triple glazing Certified as Minergie-P module Uw ≤ 0.8 W/(m²K) Sealing concept: Voluminous centre gasket with three installation methods - Circumferential centre gasket, no joints in the corner areas -Formed corners, avoiding adhesive in the joints -Corner vulcanised frames Fittings: Heavy duty system fittings with: -visible hinges and fittings, powder coating or anodisation in all colours - concealed hinges with integrated end position damping, opening angle max. 105° Sash weight: -Visible fittings: up to 160 kg -Concealed fittings: up to 200 kg -On demand: up to 300 kg Sash sizes (w x h): 1700 mm x 2500 mm, fanlight 2500 mm x 1700 mm Optionally with opening limiter Additional designs: Concealed sash Classic design Integration frame for stick façades Fanlight with hand lever, cranked rod or motor Pivot window, horizontal or vertical Parallel sliding window, with or without force operation Italian style window Top-hung window Window doors with barrier free threshold, single or double casement door, inward and outward opening Compatible with the door series WICSTYLE 65 evo and WICSTYLE 75 evo
Door systems

WICSTYLE 65 evo

Technical performance: Profile technology: High insulation multi-chamber system in symmetric design, quality assured thermal insulator connection For single and double leaf hinged doors For inward and outward opening For glass or panels with infill thickness from 3 mm to 50 mm Various threshold profiles with or without thermal break, also barrier free Fanlights, lateral glazings fixed or openable in combination with WICLINE evo window series Thermal insulation: Uf values: from 1.8 to 2.1 W/(m²K) Ud values: until 1.3 W/(m²K) Fittings: Butt hinge Screwed hinge Leaf sizes (w x h): 1400 mm x 2520 mm Max. leaf weight: until 200 kg, for bullet resistance with additional hinges until 400 kg Additional designs: Double action doors Integration frame for stick façades Burglar resistance in classes RC1 to RC3 Bullet resistance in class FB4 Leaf overlapping infill on one side or on both sides