We are proud of our involvement in the refurbishment of 69 Park Lane, Croydon which is now complete with new glazing and offers its occupants an enlarged entrance, gym, and café.We have also been Highly Commended for this project in the Project of the Year - Sustainability UK category at the Façade 2023 Design and Engineering Awards.
This category judged projects on the fabric performance and innovative approaches to the environmental design whilst promoting the health and well-being of its occupants.
This is our first major commendation and recognises not only the hard work and dedication of the team who worked on this project, but also our commitment, as an organisation to the reduction of embodied carbon.
Working for our client, Commercial Estates Group, we produced the RIBA Stages 3 & 4 designs for the total refurbishment and recladding of the whole façade, and we were also involved with the Stage 5 onsite project monitoring throughout the refurbishment.
The project brief comprised the recladding and refurbishment of the existing office space with the aim of achieving an upgraded thermal performance whilst satisfying the architectural visual appearance.
Giving the option to only replace the vison modules of the curtain wall and maintaining the existing curtain wall frame would result in in a considerable reduction in embodied carbon emissions.
Our article on Embodied Carbon Emissions, uses our work on 69 Park Lane as a case study and highlights the environmental impact. It also demonstrates how we employed the CWCT methodology to come up with options around the replacement of the curtain wall system with a view to reducing the embodied carbon emissions.
This article has also been featured in the September edition of the CIBSE Journal Clear decisions: whole life carbon for façades – CIBSE Journal
Client: Commercial Estate Group
Architect: Aros Architecture
Building Consultant: Bluebrick