Louvers supplied by AW Louvers were recently installed on the 29th floor of the new Goodluck Hope mixed-use development on the banks of the River Thames in London.
Goodluck Hope is a new riverside neighbourhood comprising 841 homes on the historic Leamouth Peninsula. Surrounded by water on three sides, and situated adjacent to London City Island, developer Ballymore has helped transform the area’s industrial past into a modern, welcoming district.
The 2.7ha-site also includes 2,300 square metres of commercial space, 250 square metres of education floorspace, and a restored Grade II-listed Orchard Dry Dock.
Eire Façade Systems UK were chosen to manage the building envelope contract having built a reputation for co-ordinating demanding inner-city developments. To meet the plant and machinery ventilation requirements, the contractor specified and installed 45 number MR34ZGL glazed-in louvers with aluminium backing panels fitted to the rear. These Z shaped blades provide a 34mm-blade pitch, and 35% physical free area.
The very large louvers supplied by AW Louvers ranged from the largest being 2,133mm x 2,723mm high to the smallest being 1,804mm x 2,413mm, and special measures were put in place to meet the demands of the site, which included restricted access and a tight delivery schedule.
“The MR34ZGL glazed-in louvers were finished in 9006 Matt Metallic at 60 microns, which matches the industrial aesthetic of the project perfectly, while meeting the demands of the Qualicoat standard,” AW Louvers’ director Wayne Irvine said.
“We then delivered the louvers to site on A-frames on time, where they were promptly crane-lifted into position.”
AW Louvers also provided 200 MR50ZGL glazed-in louvers to MWP Installations, which were installed on some of the lower levels. These were powder-coated to a marine guaranteed standard.
Having transformed Leamouth North with the creation of London City Island, which is one of London’s leading arts and cultural destinations, Goodluck Hope in Leamouth South completes the landscape at Leamouth Peninsula, making the whole island area a landmark in riverside living.
At the heart of the development, with dramatic views both east and west along the Thames, the Orchard Dry Dock is a nod to the area’s maritime history. Stood at the southern edge of Goodluck Hope, Ballymore will restore the entire structure to the outline of a great vessel with elevated seating, making it an open, accessible place in which to meet and socialise with stunning views of the River Thames.
For commuters, there will be a new Thames Clippers service at Goodluck Hope making Canary Wharf accessible in 17 minutes and London Bridge in 31 minutes.