The Structural Engineers Eckersley O’Callaghan spoke to Ian Simpson Architects, who recommended that the client MediaCo contact the designers of the Apple Store in New York for a solution.
They designed a screen which could be attached onto the glazing behind. This involved removing four rows of glass panels and designing a bespoke bracket to recess the screen into the building. The design meant that the area behind the screen would become an external area and the thermal line of the structure would be broken.
Eckersley O’Callaghan produced a performance specification document which recommended constructing a C-section comprised of floor, walls and ceiling to enclose the area and asked Newton Specialist Basement Contractor Trace Basements to design and install it.
Trace installed a timber wall insulated with mineral wool insulation. The wet face of the wall was constructed in ply to the soffits and the floor was designed using plastic coated timber board and ply.
Trace Basements applied two coats of Newton Acriflex Winter waterproof liquid membrane and Newton Floorgum Paint waterproof protective coating, with AngleJoint tape throughout, to weatherproof the entire structure.
Newton 201 Acriflex Winter and Newton Floorgum Paint were the ideal solutions for the project.
Joe Arshed, MediaCo: We could not have successfully completed this project without a flexible and proactive contractor, able to continuously deliver results under pressure in what were often difficult working conditions.
When issues arose Trace assisted wherever they could, including where those issues did not fall directly within their remit
Newton Waterproofing Systems,
17-20 Sovereign Way,
Phone: 01732 360 095
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