The iconic building which also houses Westminster Registry Office has hosted the nuptials of Sir Paul McCartney, Liam Gallagher and Antonio Banderas.
In order to increase teaching facilities by 70 percent, the building has undergone a major £60m refurbishment and Wates Construction were chosen as the Main Contractors to undertake the challenge of joining the two iconic buildings in an eclectic mix of the traditional and contemporary. The new building, designed by architects Sheppard Robson, is named the Sammy Ofer Centre in honour of the late Sammy Ofer KBE, a celebrated entrepreneur and philanthropist.
Clement EB24 steel windows with genuine T bars were specified to replace the original fenestration as sympathetically as possible, but with the advantage of multi point locking. The slim 24mm frames of EB24 steel windows meant planning the right glass specification was a highly complex task and different combinations of panes were chosen for the various windows. The specified glass included SunGuard which combines solar control with a high light transmission & Low E performance as well as acoustic laminated glass for achieving the desired sound requirements.
Dave Nott, Project Director at Wates Construction London, said:
“With Old Marylebone Town Hall one of the challenges we faced was the introduction of a contemporary glazed link between the Council House and the Annex building while conserving the period features of such an iconic landmark. Clement’s windows provided the 1920s appearance, while bringing all the benefits of a modern window, a look which perfectly matches these historic premises. The Clement team were great to work with and any issues were resolved promptly and of course the windows look fantastic!”