Chelsea Bridge Wharf (phases 1-5)
Proud winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2015

Chelsea Bridge Wharf (phases 1-5)

  • Client / Berkeley Homes
  • Sector / Residential
  • Architect / Scott, Brownrigg & Turner
  • Main Contractor / Bovis Lend Lease
  • Location / London
  • Products / Roofing
  • Value / £2.6m
  • Completed / -

Overlooking the River Thames and affording spectacular views of the nearby Battersea Park, luxury residential development Chelsea Bridge Wharf has helped define a new urban quarter on London’s South Bank. Designed by architects Scott Brownrigg Turner the development has become an iconic London landmark, not least because of its groundbreaking roof design that involved the UK’s first-ever use of unusual red and blue duotone coated aluminium sheets.

Chelsea Bridge Wharf is the product of Lakesmere’s extremely positive four-year working relationship with the architect, developer and main contractor Bovis Lend Lease. Appointed to work on the very first phase back in 2002, Lakesmere has since undertaken installation works for both the roof and high level cladding areas on all four phases.

To create a modern and unique building envelope design that was fitting for such a prestigious development as Chelsea Bridge Wharf, Kalzip aluminium sheets in a pioneering red and blue Pvf2 coated duotone finish were specified for each individual roof area. Owing to the unusual paint finish of the fabricated sheets, extra care was needed throughout the installation process in order to preserve the quality of appearance.

The striking duotone roof design, the first of its kind in the UK, is further enhanced by the building’s unusually large and deep ‘chisel –shaped ‘ fascia. Owing to the size and shape of the bullnoses and soffits, the duotone material was bonded to an aluminium inner layer to provide extra strength and then fitted onto a supporting liner sheet using a specially created framework.

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