WICONA's aluminium windows, doors and curtain wall solutions have all been specified and installed as part of an extensive redevelopment at Thrayle House in Brixton. The large-scale project marks the latest phase of a £200m regeneration in the area.
Originally built in the 1970s as a social housing complex, Thrayle House in Brixton has recently undergone a significant redevelopment. The updated building now comprises of a variety of family homes, duplex dwellings, dual aspect apartments and penthouses. Properties within the 170-home structure vary in scope, size and nature, but are unified by a consistent external aesthetic, which extensively features WICONA's range of aluminium windows, doors and curtain wall solutions.
The regeneration project, which first broke ground in 2017 included the total demolition of the previous structure. Once demolished, the project team set forth plans for a new structure, which drew inspiration from the surrounding area. Similarly, the team decided to create an external envelope design, which effectively framed the building entirely. To achieve this, the team needed access to high-performance envelope solutions. As such they approached WICONA for their assistance.
We were involved with the original contractor from the outset of the project. It was clear the entire delivery team wanted to do something big with this regeneration. As such, we decided to use WICONA's high-quality aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling to frame the building. Throughout the industry, the company's range is seen as a premium solution, so it was a natural fit for this build. With WICONA's assistance, the project has been finished to an incredibly high specification.
At Thrayle House, WICONA supplied WICLINE 75 windows, WICTEC 50 stick-system curtain walling as well as a number of bespoke items. Attuned to the architectural requirements of the future the WICLINE 75 window solution offers superior performance and is the first window to be certified to the Minergie-P standard. Similarly, WICTEC 50 stick system facade provides architects and designers with the freedom to create architectural facades with variable angles, up to 90° on the uprights.
As well as offering exceptional performance levels, WICONA's suite of products allowed for an incredibly easy installation process. In turn, this helped to mitigate many of the logistical challenges, which often occure on a project of this size. Instead, with the assistance of the WICONA team, Alliance Facades were able to work throough any supply and installation challenges they faced during the completion of the Thrayle House project. What's more, WICONA's team of technical experts were on hand to provide assistance when it was required.
We were delighted to be involved with the Thrayle House redevelopment project. Working with WICONA, we were able to ensure the successful design, supply and installation of its aluminium windows, doors and curtain wall solutions. They were incredibly straightforward to install and its team of technical experts were always helpful on the occasions when an on-site issue, or query raised its head.
With work complete at Thrayle House, the London borough of Brixton is one step closer to meeting its regeneration needs. The stand-out project will now provide over 1000 square metres of retail and community space. Likewise, this inclusive scheme will include 81 social housing properties. These inclusive properties will be reserved for families, as well as for older people. To this end, whilst Thrayle House may have been updated, it still retains its important role in bringing a local community together.