Putney Wharf, London

Architect: John Thompson & Partners/PRC Architects
Fabricator: East Yorkshire Aluminium and Glass
Products: Grid and facetted curtain walling, FXi52 side hung casement windows and balcony doors

More than 500 windows and doors have been supplied by Technal for a riverside urban regeneration scheme in London developed by St George.

Brewhouse Lane forms part of Putney Wharf – the mixed-use redevelopment of an important brownfield site on the River Thames. This imaginative scheme has created a lively and flourishing community of restaurants, bars, apartments, townhouses and offices, revitalising a historic part of Putney.

The architectural detailing of the two to six-storey building echoes the nearby riverside mansion blocks and complements the adjacent residential area. Stone features such as bands above the ground floor commercial units and curved radius heads to the balcony windows and doors contrast with the warehouse-style brickwork cladding.

The curtain walling is set back at roof level, providing full height glazing and superb views from the penthouses, and is integrated with balcony doors for access onto the roof terraces.

The FXi52 side hung casement windows and balcony doors were finished in crisp white and glazed in clear glass. Spans of facetted curtain walling in excess of 4m wide were used to enclose a striking semi-circular restaurant.



The Architect’s Perspective

Jonathan Rowe, Project Architect, PRC:

“Aluminium systems are generally our first choice for apartments and commercial schemes because of their low maintenance qualities and good thermal performance. The windows and doors for this project were also required to have slim profiles as a condition of planning. Technal’s systems met all the criteria in the specification and we are very pleased with the end result.”