Landmark Central London ‘Lighthouse’ Building Refurbishment
Refurbishment of Landmark Central London 'Lighthouse' Building Approaching Completion: Windows Supplied and Installed by Marvin Architectural.
The ‘Lighthouse’ Building Refurbishment
The ‘Lighthouse’, originally built in 1884, is a landmark building located in the heart of King’s Cross. The building has been derelict for over 20 years however as part of the King’s Cross regeneration plans, Balfour Beatty was appointed in 2015 to carry out a large scale refurbishment of this site for UK Real Estate.
The Lighthouse had been developed to provide over 16,000 sq ft of office accommodation with retail occupying the ground floor. The plans for the building are sympathetic, retaining the heritage facade and lighthouse.
Key objectives for the new windows at the ‘Lighthouse’ Building included the requirement for:
- Historical accuracy in keeping with the distinctive architectural style of the building.
- Sound deadening glazing to manage the high level of noise due to the location of the building.
Historical Window Replacement
Marvin Architectural’s Traditional Wooden Window Range was approved by the project architect at Latitude Architects as the perfect solution for the historical window replacement at the ‘Lighthouse’ Building because of their authentic appearance, historical accuracy and high performance characteristics.
Marvin Architectural supplied and installed 115 traditional timber sliding sash windows featuring:
- Approved detailed historical design
- High performance acoustic glazing
- Superior thermal efficiency
- Full Turn Key Service
As part of the window package for the ‘Lighthouse’ Building Marvin Architectural Commercial Solutions provided a full turn key solution including comprehensive in-house shop drawings, project management and a full installation service.