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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 SunGuard which 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!”
Site: London Business School, 97-117 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5PT
Contractor: Wates Construction, Wates House, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 7SW
Specification: Clement EB24 window range with genuine T bars
Colour: RAL 9005 Black (semi gloss)
DBE multi point locking handles in a dark bronze effect finish
All pear drop hinges painted to match frames
Various combinations of insulated glass units were used to achieve light and acoustic performance requirements.
Clement EB24 bespoke steel windows are manufactured from hot rolled steel window and door profiles generally in compliance with BS 6510 Revision 10 Nov 2020 which are produced from 98% recycled steel source material. Hot dip zinc galvanised to EN ISO BS:1461 and with a polyester powder coat paint finish to BS:6497 2005 EN 13438 2018.