Barrier Point, Docklands

Barrier Point, Docklands

Client: Barratt Developments plc
Job: Barrier Point housing development, Docklands, London
Value: £45m development
Type of works: Supply of Monaframe aluminium casement and reversible windows and residential doors.

Premier house builder, Barratt Developments, specified Monarch aluminium windows and doors from Sapa Building Systems, valued in excess of £1 million, for its new, ultra-modern housing development in London's Docklands, called Barrier Point, the tallest building ever built by Barratt. Sapa Building Systems supplied 600 casement and reversible windows, and 200 patio and residential doors to the £45 million development, which has as its centrepiece a sleek cylindrical apartment building towering 165ft over the Thames Barrier.

Comprising 252 one, two and three-bedroom luxury apartments, the 18-storey tower also features a glass-walled restaurant on the ground floor and magnificent penthouse apartments at the top.

The design, manufacture and installation of Sapa's Monaframe window and door systems was undertaken by London based fabricators M. Price Ltd.

Special considerations were given in the specification and installation of the Monaframe Patio doors, as the London Docklands can experience conditions of high exposure. This involved the use of special reinforcing bars on the patio interlockers, between the fixed and sliding panes, to give excellent weather tightness.

Sapa's systems offer the design flexibility private developers and architects are looking for. Aesthetically pleasing, slim, clean lines and a wide choice of colours provide countless opportunities to create buildings with lasting good looks.

A Barratt spokesperson said, "The Monaframe windows and doors were chosen to complement the contemporary design of these magnificent homes, and the versatility of the range that included reversible and casement windows, and four and two pane patio doors, provided a cost-effective, high-quality solution from one complete system."

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