McMullen Facades Secures 30 Storey Southbank Place Scheme
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McMullen Facades Secures 30 Storey Southbank Place Scheme

McMullen facades, part of the Lakesmere Group, has secured another new contract with key client Canary Wharf Contractors after being selected to deliver the specialist glazed façade for a new 30 storey residential tower that forms part of the new Southbank Place scheme in London.

The new £18m contract will see the McMullen team deliver an innovative off-site solution to the Patel Taylor designed tower using a bespoke unitised bay window system that has been developed in conjunction with supply chain partner Hueck and manufactured at McMullen Facades’ dedicated manufacturing facility in Portadown, Northern Ireland.

The project will also see McMullen collaborating closely with Laing O’Rourke’s Expanded Group to deliver the ultimate in off-site manufacturing. Mega precast panels will be manufactured to accommodate two bay windows with Juliet balconies which will be installed by McMullen in Laing O’Rourke’s Expanded off-site facility.

All precast panels will be installed directly onto the building structure via tower crane, impressively completing an entire floor in approximately four days. Various smaller precast panels with screens, vents and sliding doors also make up the scope of works.


In addition, the project will include traditional ground floor screens with entrance doors and a plant screen on the roof. The McMullen team have developed a new system that unitises the plant room screen in order to mitigate some of the risk of working at height. The new system takes the assembly work off site and the small amount of on-site fixing work is designed to take place away from the leading edge.

With McMullen having already played a key role in the initial design stages, production is currently underway and installation will begin on site during late 2017.

The new façade contract at Southbank Place is the latest to be awarded to McMullen Facades by Canary Wharf Contractors and follows the specialist’s recent appointment to deliver the façade for a new 42-storey residential development which forms part of Canary Wharf’s New District regeneration. McMullen and Lakesmere also previously worked with Canary Wharf Contractors to deliver the cladding and glazing package at the flagship Canary Wharf Crossrail station.

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