The Lighterman – Greenwich Peninsula M103
Client: Knight Dragon Developments
Contractor: Ardmore Construction
Architect: Carey Jones Chapman Tolcher
Location: Greenwich Peninsula
Balconies: 148 Cassette® Balconies
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Challenges at Greenwich Peninsula M103
The Lighterman project, or Greenwich Peninsula M103, is a striking and prominent feature on the skyline, reaching 23 storeys up and including some 224 apartments. Essential to the block’s developer Knight Dragon, was the speed of delivery and install of balconies, ensuring a seamless blending of balconies and façade and deliverability of their high build specification.
Solutions at Greenwich Peninsula M103
Having early design input into this innovative project, we were able to offer significant benefits to the project. Glide-On™ Cassette® balconies are lightweight and approximately half the weight of steel alternatives, which can reduce the number of brackets required to connect back to main structure, potentially saving one casting per day when compared to traditional methods.
Step 1: Bespoke balcony design incorporated into our balconies through the use of screen printed bands as fascias to the front of the Cassettes®.
Step 2: Our anchors incorporating thermal breaks were cast-in to the slab prefitted with 1-piece steel arms connected to the anchor.
Step 3: Balconies were manufactured and assembled at our Winchester production and storage facility.
Step 4: Using our innovative Counter Balance Lifter (CBL) balconies were installed rapidly, with installers safely inside the apartments, and without the need to install soffits afterwards.
I had a very good work experience coordinating with Sapphire – the team was very professional.
Project Leader – Carey Jones Chapman Tolcher