The London Fruit and Wool Exchange is located in the midst of the historic Spitalfields area of London. Facing directly towards Christ Church and adjacent to the renowned Spitalfields Market.
The scheme delivered 320,000 square feet of property, was completed on time and provided Grade A office, retail and restaurant space. The building consisted of ground level mixed use, including retail, reception and atriums beneath a five storey office building and was all built behind the original 1928 retained façade.
George Barnsdale’s growing experience with façade retention projects was one of the main factors in their selection by Sir Robert McAlpine. This is the third such project following Fitzroy Place and De Vere Gardens.
Working on a sympathetic design to compliment the 1928 brick and Portland Stone construction of the façade, 100 sliding sash windows from the Historic range were manufactured in the company’s Lincolnshire factory. The Historic range is designed to meet the stringent planning requirements applied to listed buildings and conservation areas. This range offers narrow double-glazing and single glazing options and hand or machine drawn glass. There is also the option for a putty glazing system to complete replication of the original.
The windows were manufactured from a Red Grandis hardwood FSC® certified timber and finished with a signal white paint coating.
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