Carradale House, a Grade II listed residential tower block situated on a brownfield estate in Poplar, London, was designed by modernist architect Ernő Goldfinger in 1963. It is a striking example of brutalist architecture – a style which flourished from the 1950’s through to the mid 1970’s.
The refurbishment project, carried out by PRP architects on behalf of Poplar Housing and Regeneration Community Association (HARCA), aimed to restore its original form, a requirement of English Heritage, whilst meeting modern energy and comfort standards.
The joinery design complied with the planning authorities’ listed building regulations, while Accoya wood was chosen for its durability, in excess of 60-year service life, and stability.
The extended coating life and longer maintenance cycles achieved with the Teknos coating system was a critical factor on the Accoya windows and on such an exposed site.
10 years on the Teknos coated Accoya windows are still in good condition offering the client a low maintenance, robust and durable timber solution for many years to come.
Applications used in this project: Windows