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Glas sails in to south London with £25 million Buxton Homes scheme

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[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] Glas has completed this £25 million, 164-flat mixed-use scheme in Southwark Bridge Road, south London

The 17,500m² project for Buxton Homes, which includes 62 affordable homes and 2,200m² of street level office space, is clad in brushed, anodised-aluminium panels in recognition of the area’s industrial and boatbuilding past.

Glas director Nazar Sayigh said: ‘We weren’t shy of the borough’s industrial and shipbuilding heritage [and] the finished building bears some resemblance to a large ship docked on the site.’

Hunter Douglas supplied the Multiple Panel Façade system (MPF) made up of almost 5000 individual silver-grey panels of varying sizes - the largest ever MPF order for anodised aluminium in the UK.

Project Data

Project: 122-144 Southwark Bridge Road & 124-132 Webber Street, London SE1 0DG
Area: 17,500 m² (approx)
Budget: £25 million
Client: Buxton Homes
Local authority: Southwark Council
Architect: Glas
Main contractor: Buxton Homes
Building control packages: M&M
Planning consultants: Hepher Dixon
Sunlight/daylight consultants: Schatunowski Brookes
MPF cladding supplier: Hunter Douglas
Cladding installer: Thompson Roofing

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