Skyline Wall Coping systems from Alumasc have been used at a prestige housing development in the fashionable London borough of Islington.
Located next door to the Emirates Stadium, Queensland Terrace is a Barratt London scheme comprising three stunning tower blocks, each housing a number of studios and one, two and three bed apartments, with breathtaking views towards Canary Wharf and the City.
Two of the towers at Queensland Terrace have been completed with the third due for first completions in December 2014. The whole development is expected to be finished by June 2015.
As part of this exclusive newbuild, Alumasc Rainwater’s Skyline Wall coping system was specified to protect the towers from water ingress, whilst also providing a sleek, stylish and contemporary finish. M Price Ltd installed the coping system, working in conjunction with architects for the project, CZWG Architects.
Skyline is a versatile coping system available in a choice of several standard widths. However, its flexibility also allows for bespoke designs to suit any project. At Queensland Terrace, a bespoke Skyline coping profile was created by Alumasc to suit the buildings’ curved architecture. The colour of the coping also had to be uniquely blended to match mutlicoloured facade. In total, over 1200 linear metres of 3mm aluminium Skyline coping was fitted to every balcony at Queensland Terrace and along the top of the scheme’s curved walls.
In addition, Alumasc also supplied the Harmer Roof Outlets across the development. Speaking of the technical challenges posed by the project, Ivan Colvil, Technical Sales Manager for Skyline, said: “We worked very closely with our installers M Price Ltd to develop a system that would enable us to fix the Skyline product across the top of the curved structures. We are all very pleased with the finished installation which provides an attractive and reliable solution ensuring protection from water ingress.” Commenting on the installation, Chris McLean, project manager at M Price Ltd, said: “The bespoke Skyline coping works well with the unique curvature of the Queensland Terrace towers. It’s the first time that we’ve used Skyline and we’d be happy to use it again - the installation went very smoothly and we have found Skyline to be a robust and simple solution.”
Alumasc’s Skyline is the perfect choice for contemporary developments such as Queensland Terrace. Its fabricated fittings are mitred, welded and have a smooth finish whilst its linear components are fixed by internal brackets, avoiding stepped joints. Skyline is available in a choice of 26 standard BBA approved polyester power coated colours or any RAL/BS colour to suit all project requirements.
The product has a thirty-year life expectancy, with all processes controlled under ISO9001 & ISO14001 Quality and Environmental Management Systems.