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Lothbury

10,000m2 of high-tech building in the prestigious Canary Wharf becomes victim to IRA bomb blast.

One third remains unscathed.

One third maintains integrity. Rapide Technical Services were commissioned to carry out a detailed inspection of the facade and provide a full condition report from which further action could be quantified, costed and remedial work initiated.

One third suffers structural & functional damage to the facade. The original facade was a unitised wall panel system integrating backup wall, rainscreen cladding and curtain wall by Cupples from the U.S., and no longer available, as the company had ceased to exist. RTS Design researched a variety of systems and proposed an adaptation of an existing system to closely mimic the original. This was deemed to be 'not close enough'.

A bespoke curtain wall system was devised, composed of 'L' shape mullions and transoms, with complex adaptations to cope with the fluctuating transom levels and persistent transitions from curtain wall to rainscreen cladding. Tested at Taywoods test facility this brand new bespoke wall panel system passed with the tiniest of modification.

RTS Design went on to survey the whole of the affected area and design detail from structural stability through to individual component fabrication drawings and scheduled to suit phasing based on tenant comforts. Site monitoring of installation and quality assurance ensured that the finished product looked as though this part of the building had just been recently polished. Can you tell the difference between the before and after photos? (Beside the dirt.)

Fitzroy Place

Fitzroy Place

Bespoke Cladding
Soffits
Design Drawings
Fabrication Drawings

Talbot Gateway

Talbot Gateway

Structural Glazing
Curtain Walling
Site Set-out

Stratford City M6

Stratford M6

Brass Shingles
Picture Frame
Soffit
Secondary Steel

Stratford City M1

Stratford M1

Complete Envelope Design
Curtain Wall
Bespoke Shuffle Glazing
Rainscreen Cladding.

Jaguar Land Rover Executive Office

JLR Office

Survey, Design, Set Out,
Procurement & Installation
Bespoke Rainscreen
Curtain Walling

Birmingham New Street Station Mock Up Pic

New St. Station

Birmingham
Design Development
3D Modelling
Innovative Thinking

Dormer Place

Dormer Place

Design and Installation
Bespoke Rainscreen
Pressed Metal
Curtain Walling

Kenrick Park, West Brom Pic

Kenrick Park

Survey & Analysis
Design & Fabrication Drawings
Trespa Rainscreen

Daventry Hospital Pic

Daventry Hospital

Design Drawings
Fabrication Drawings
Terracotta Rainscreen Cladding.

St Pancras Station

St Pancras

Design Drawings
Fabrication Drawings
Curtain Walling
Canopies

Emirates Stadium

Emirates Stadium

Design Drawings
Fabrication Drawings
Highlevel Glazing

Anglia Polytechnic University Pic

APU

Design Drawings
Fabrication Drawings
Complex Cladding
Rainscreen Cladding

Leeds Central

Leeds Central

Design Drawings
Fabrication Drawings
Terracotta Cladding
Aluminium Rainscreen

Birmingham Bull Ring Shopping Centre

Bull Ring

Design & Fabrication Drawings
Internal & External Aluminium Cladding.

Young Vic Pic

Young Vic Theatre

Design & Fabrication Drawings
Perforated Alum Planks
Award Winning Building.

Keely Road Pic

Keely Road

Design & Fabrication Drawing
Rainscreen Cladding

Arts Centre Rainscreen Cladding

Arts Centre

Rainscreen Cladding
Design Drawings
Fabrication Drawings

Lothbury

Lothbury

Survey
Design
Curtain Walling

North Point

North Point

Survey
Design & Fabrication Drawings
Rainscreen Cladding

Hyde Park Flats Pic

Hyde Park Flats

Survey and Analysis
Setting Out
Curtain Walling

Harvist Estate Pic

Harvist Estate

Survey
Installation

Saab Showroom Cardiff

Saab Cardiff

Survey
Design
Supply
Install