Case Study: 160-166 Kensington High Street, London
Project Synopsis: High Street Ken gets a Clement make over!
London’s Kensington High Street is one of the capital’s most popular shopping streets, the upmarket shops serving a wealthy area frequented by residents and tourists alike. Kensington High Street is dominated by the original large Art Deco buildings which are now used to house banks, boutique shops and major department stores.
160-166 Kensington High Street is occupied by a bank and shops on the ground floor and offices on the first floor. Main Contractor Faithdeanplc chose Clement Windows Projects as the specialist window subcontractor. The design team selected Clement’s EB24 windows with clear glass to replicate the existing windows for the first floor refurbishment. EB24’s slim sight lines and enhanced security using multi point locking meant it was an ideal choice for this sensitive project.
Perhaps the most delicate and challenging aspect of the job for Clement was the removal of the existing windows. The building’s main façade on Kensington High Street was original and has high architectural importance. It therefore had to be treated with the utmost care. The experienced installation team from Clement managed to remove the old windows and to install the new windows safely, without damaging any of the beautiful stonework.
Site: 160-166 Kensington High Street, London
Architect: Buckley Gray Yeoman, Studio 4.04, The Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High St, London, E1 6JJ
Contractor: Faithdean Plc, 44 - 48 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1XB
Specification: Clement EB24 window range using clear glass with concealed multi point locking
Colour: RAL 9010 White
Multi point locking using FF02 handles in satin chrome
24mm double glazed units with 4mm toughened clear float glass on outer pane, 4mm toughened clear low E soft coat glass on inner pane and a 16mm argon filled cavity.
Clement EB24 bespoke windows are manufactured from hot rolled steel window sections in compliance with BS 6510 which are produced entirely from recycled steel source material. Hot dip zinc galvanised to EN ISO BS:1461 and with a polyester powder coat paint finish to BS:6497 or BS EN 13438.