Construction Systems

  • Location: London, Portland Place, England
  • Architects: Mac Cormac Jamieson & Partners Architects (MJP), London (UK)
  • Completion: Phase 1: November 2005; Phase 2 approx. March 2008
  • Client: BOVIS Lend Lease Limited
  • Scope of Work: Twin facade consisting of insulating glass and laminated safety glass
  • Cladding: Visible panels of Portland stone in the parapet area
  • Type of Structure: Inside: Post and beam steel / aluminium structure; Outside: suspended structure with props and without crossbeams

1 bbc_one_westMERO (UK) was awarded the order to enclose the Langham Street facade of the Old Broadcasting House of the BBC Building at Portland Place, London, with a fully ventilated twin facade. Two types of facades were developed for this project. The inner skin consists of a steel/aluminium type curtain walling system and an aluminium curtain system, respectively. The outer skin is a point-supported laminated glass facade and is suspended from stainless steel hangers. The project required a total of approx. 3,800 sqm of glass panels, 108 tons of steel and 68 tons of stainless steel.

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