The project has divided opinion. For me, the sunk costs look like value compared to what it would have cost to realise the joyless, sundry, weird and unnecessary thing.
Celotex commissioned a fire test for the FR5000 board, in order to establish its use in buildings over 18m high. It passed. It is not clear who did this test, and what governing standards were used, if any.
Smoke and mirrors.
'The design is an elevated extension, rather than a neighbouring volume which would have concealed at least one of the existing facades'. Lower impact then.
Oh, God. No