Making a strong point
Structura UKhas completed a project renewing and refreshing a London landmark.
Delta Point, the 28,500m2 former BT office building in Croydon, was overhauled as part of its transformation into 404 apartments and commercial units. Work started on complete glazing refurbishment coupled with refurbishing and refinishing the entire cladding facade.
Due to the scale of this project, Structura was on site for over a year with a full-time crew, and set up a specialist preparation/spraying booth in order to facilitate refurbishment with minimum disruption. This booth, complete with extraction venting, was complemented with a curing booth set up in the basement. Work on other panels was also carried out in situ from cradles suspended around the building.
An added complication was the fact that, with the building changing use from commercial to residential, the paint needed to achieve class 0 on spread of flame in accordance with BS 476. In order to ensure conformity and correct certification, Structura’s bespoke colour formulation was tested at ExovaWarringtonfire to make sure it was fully compliant.
Structura said the ability to design, fabricate and install replacement glazing, along with cladding refurbishment and refinishing, creates a seamless project management workflow, and reduces costs and time spent on site. It also negates the need to use several different contractors with the associated problems that can entail.