The new cladding panels for Great Arthur House have started going up this week and progress can be seen on bay A on the West side of the iconic building.
JRA has designed the new curtain walling to replace the original cladding, mirroring the bright yellow panels that have distinguished it since the 1950s. The Grade II listed residential tower had become environmentally inefficient in recent years leading to the residents’ discomfort due to water ingress, heat loss and condensation. Replacement curtain walls for the West and East elevations, double glazed timber balcony doors, external redecorations, localised external concrete repairs, and a cleaning and maintenance system for the new façade are also being provided to help revive the landmark building.
Since the replacement works are being carried out while the tower is still occupied, the City of London Corporation and JRA has gone through an extensive consultation process with all the stakeholders to ensure the smooth running of the project.