Throughout 2020 and 2021 we have undertaken various works onsite at the Angel Central project in Islington for Red Construction. This commission followed several months working closely with the project team, architects Haskoll and engineers AECOM, on specification, design and site program. For us this was phase two of a works package comprising an array of glazing products including; bespoke oversized bay windows, fire rated glazing systems, automatic curved glass doors, straight and curved curtain walling, glass balustrading and custom coloured glass balustrading. All glass packages were delivered on time and within budget.
We were commissioned to deliver a diverse range of high performance glazing systems under challenging installation environments. The construction site was within a live shopping district and on street access was required to install large glass elements of the façade. With some individual glazing components weighing up to half a ton and requiring the use of large load capability powered access equipment, road and street closures were necessary to protect the public. Topglass was able to co-ordinate the required road closures, traffic and pedestrian management.
Our installation program and delivery schedule was a significant challenge which left little margin for error or flexibility. Due to the nature of the site, there was little capacity for material storage meaning our shipments had to be precision planned with site logistics in place to get our products in situ as expeditiously as possible. The uncertain times which we have all found ourselves in this past year; lockdown, travel restrictions and other measures which continually developed and changed on a national and regional basis, made thorough planning and continual communication even more critical. The pandemic has had wide spread implications on our supply chain and our labour-force, it has presented new challenges on a day to day basis. The way in which the team has executed this project, adapted and pulled together really is commendable and it is one which we are immeasurably proud of.
We are delighted to have had the opportunity to work with our new client, Red Construction and as our works near completion, we are looking forward to sharing the finished project portfolio.