Aluminium systems manufacturer Metal Technology has supplied its products to a £43m mixed tenure residential scheme in Commercial Road, East London.
Comprising 215 private, 32 shared ownership and 72 rental units in five blocks ranging from four to 14 storeys, this gated scheme is on the site of a former council depot in one of the most desirable parts of Tower Hamlets. Built by main contractor Higgins Construction PLC and designed by award-winning architects HTA, the scheme is conveniently close to the City and Canary Wharf.
With sustainability at the heart of the specification, Metal Technology provided its 100% recyclable System 5-20 thermally broken Tilt and Turn Window, System 5-20D Thermally Enhanced Doors and System 4-20 Thermally Broken Casement Window. All the specified systems have been designed to provide the advantages of polyamide thermal break technology in meeting the requirements of current building regulations with regard to structural integrity, weather performance, thermal enhancement and security. The intrinsic qualities of aluminium, its infinite recyclability, strength and lightness, durability and low maintenance qualities mean it is one of the most sustainable building materials that can be used.
The Aluminium systems used in this scheme can all achieve an A+ Breeam rating. BREEAM is the world's foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for sustainable buildings.