Information on the existing structure was limited, with no ‘as built’ drawings available.
The existing panels were curved both horizontally around the slab and vertically around the window heads – a challenge for fabrication of new panels.
During the strip of the existing panels and insulation, our site team identified areas where the concrete structure was set back creating an increased void and bracket zone.
Construction had to take place in a ‘live’ retail and residential area.
A2O used a full 3D scan of the building to establish datum levels and size the replacement panels.
A2O created corex templates of the existing curved panels as the building was stripped in order to ensure a good fit of the replacement panels.
To avoid programme hold-ups, A2O worked with our partner structural engineer to redesign the panel backing structure and procure the necessary additional materials to meet the programme.
The A2O team worked closely with the Buxton management team to ensure minimum disruption to the neighbours, including a bridge scaffold gantry to safely move materials to and from the building.