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Case Study: Old Marylebone Town Hall

Project Synopsis: London Business School chose Clement to replace the steel windows in this landmark Grade II building

Following an agreement with Westminster Council, London Business School have leased the Grade II listed Old Marylebone Town Hall on a 35 year renewable contract. In order to increase teaching facilities by 70 percent the building has undergone a major £60m refurbishment.

Wates Construction were chosen as the Main Contractors to undertake the challenge of joining the two iconic buildings in an eclectic mix of the traditional and contemporary, to be named the Sammy OferCentre in honour of the late Sammy OferKBE, a celebrated entrepreneur and philanthropist. .

Designed by Architects, Sheppard Robson, the transformation included advanced strip out, major structural and rebuilding works, electrical services and of course replacement of the original steel windows.

Clement EB24 steel windows with genuine T bars were specified to replace the original fenestration as sympathetically as possible, but with the advantage of multi point locking. The slim 24mm frames of EB24 steel windows meant planning the right glass specification was a highly complex task and different combinations of panes were chosen for the various windows. The specified glass included SunGuardwhich combines solar control with a high light transmission & Low E performance as well as acoustic laminated glass for achieving the desired sound requirements.

Dave Nott, Project Director at Wates Construction London, said “With Old Marylebone Town Hall one of the challenges we faced was the introduction of a contemporary glazed link between the Council House and the Annex building while conserving the period features of such an iconic landmark. Clement’swindows provided the 1920s appearance, while bringing all the benefits of a modern window, a look which perfectly matches these historic premises. The Clement team were great to work with and any issues were resolved promptly and of course the windows look fantastic!”

Old Marylebone Town Hall