Case Study: Bonhams - New Bond Street
Project Synopsis: Bonhams Auction House bids... and buys windows by Clement!
Bonhams is a fabulously idiosyncratic 1930s building, situated on prestigious New Bond Street, in West London. Viewings and auction sales take place throughout the year and it is here that buyers come from around the globe to find antiques and fine art of the highest quality.
The building is Art Deco in style, listed and within a Conservation Area. Architects Lifschutz Davidson & Sandilands led a £30million restoration project and sensitivity was key. The work included replacing the original steel windows on the front elevation facing Woodstock Street and Blenheim Street.
Clement W20 steel windows were chosen to match the design of the existing windows. The new windows were fitted with toughened, laminated glass and silicone fronted using dark bronze silicone (to replicate the early putty fronting).
A feature of the front façade is the set of fifteen curved on plan windows. Clement made templates so as to replicate exactly these fine windows.
All pivots, handle back plates and peg stays were polyester powder coated in RAL 8019 to complement the finish of the frames.
Site: Bonhams, 101 New Bond Street, London, W1S 1SR
Architect: Lifshutz Davidson & Sandilands, Island Studios, 22 St Peters Square, London, W6 9NW
Contractor: Knight Harwood, Josaron House, 5-7 John Princes Street, London, W1G 0JN
Specification: Clement W20 window range
Colour: RAL 8019 inside and out, powder coat painted with Akzo Nobel Isopon D paint system
Brass friction pivots and handle back plates in RAL 8019 colour. 9.5mm clear low iron laminated glazing (consisting of two x 4mm optiwhite low iron annealed glass with 1.5mm cast in place interlayer)
Clement W20 bespoke steel 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.