Listed achievement

Aluprof has assisted with the refurbishment of a Grade 2 Listed building.

In the 1960s, architect Richard Rogers designed and completed ‘22 Parkside’ with his then wife Su Brumwell, which he considers to be one of the best examples of his early work, and has since been granted Grade 2 listing.

Lord Rogers donated the building to the Harvard Graduate School of Design, which appointed architect Philip Gumuchdjian and his practice to refurbish the property while maintaining the unique appearance of this iconic structure.

One of the main criteria was the replacement of all 36 wall panels. These were the original two-inch-thick aluminium faced ‘Alcoa’ wall panels, complete with a rigid Asbestolux lining and polyurethane insulated core. With the safe removal of the asbestos-filled wall panels, the original aluminium framed doors, windows and ventilators were removed from the panels and refurbished.

With the assistance of Aluprof UK, new panels were designed around the company’s high-performance MB-59S system which were of 75 mm thickness and incorporated a rigid polyurethane insulation and fireboard covered with a 2mm powder coated aluminum skin to both sides.

The new panels were designed to match the original Alcoa panels and consisted of a new jointing ‘zip’ gasket, again to match existing, extruded from EPDM. The original aluminium framed doors, windows and ventilators were then refitted into the new panels with new EPDM gaskets. The newly installed panels now have a U value of 0.4W/m2K.