In recognition of WICONA’s 70th anniversary, a celebratory event was held at London’s prestigious Building Centre, in association with New London Architecture.
Guests from a multitude of disciplines within the industry, ranging from architects and façade engineers, to public bodies and main contractors, braved London’s winter weather to attend the event. We were joined by four well-respected industry figures to share their experiences on “Making Places”.
Heather Cheesbrough, Director of Planning and Strategic Transport at Croydon Council, was first on stage to discuss the planning process when considering projects within her London Borough. As part of the consideration, she discussed new build and refurb, and how to integrate high rise and low-rise developments. Following Heather was Billie Lee, Director of HCL Architects and responsible for the development of Newfoundland in London’s iconic Canary Wharf.
As a WICONA project, this showcased the brands capabilities in manufacturing bespoke solutions for prestigious high-rise developments. Billie referenced how the architects work alongside the planners to achieve success in projects. Werner Jager, Technical & Marketing Director of WICONA then discussed façade technologies and developments, highlighting recent WICONA innovations. Finally, James O’Callaghan, Director at Eckersley O’Callaghan, spoke about the integration of glazing within aluminium systems to achieve high end results.