Lendlease is working in partnership with Southwark Council to deliver a GBP £2.3 billion regeneration programme on 28 acres of land in the centre of Elephant & Castle. Situated in London's Zone 1, the vision is to create Central London's new green heart.
German specialist FKN Facades is designing, supplying and installing the complete envelope package including balconies for a 25 storey residential tower at Elephant Park.
Dearneside Fabrications Ltd have secured the balcony package with FKN Facades. This latest contract cements Dearneside’s reputation as the leading “Architectural Metalwork Company” operating in London today.
What were the challenges and what made the project successful.
The balconies within the Elephant Park Tekla model incorporate numerous elements including mild steel, aluminium, structural glass, timber and composite decking. All items are within one model with the relevant information being distributed for fabrication and procurement both in house and to external suppliers.
What benefits utilizing BIM and Tekla Software brought to the project.
Dearneside Fabrications Ltd has purchased a state of the art PythonX robotic CNC plasma cutting system, which utilises Tekla NC files, this integration of technology with machinery has increased factory production and accuracy. The model has been phased to suit to installation requirements of the balconies.
Transport logistics and lifting rigs have been integrated in the Tekla model to confirm centre of gravity lifting points and transport loading techniques.
The project in numbers
186 Balconies. 292 Tonnes in total.