Conceived as three bronze clad tubes rising to 20 storeys, ‘The Bronze’ features an integrated package of window and door systems from Wicona; including special extrusions produced for the project.
The glazing package included Wicslide 160 doors and Wictec EL Evo unitised façade system, as well as Wicline 75 and Wictec 50 window units.
The Wicline system, like the other Wicona systems is compatible with the Wictec façade options, which extend from the classic stick assemblies to unitised and even structural glazed elevations.
In total the development saw the installation of 70 Wicslide 160 sliding doorsets and some 250 high performance windows, as well as extensive areas of the Wictec EL Evo façade system, helping to create a residential complex which exceeds the energy requirements of the Building Regulations.
The Partner in Charge of the project for Rolfe Judd, Guy Harris, said: “A key principle to the design concept was that the three bronze hoops which form the main arms of the structure should be read strongly, while the glazed infill should appear as minimal as possible. So that it is the Bronze hoops that are read rather than anything else, slender sight-lines were absolutely essential.
“The Wicona systems specified by the consultants delivering the project work very well with the crisp glass balconies and overall what has come forward in the finished façades has fully reflected our original concepts.”
A residential roof terrace sits above the four-storey office building and the retail element of the scheme is contained within a glass podium fronting a new public square. The square marks the entrance to Wandsworth Business Village and enhances the pedestrian link from Buckhold Road through to Wandsworth High Street.
In January 2021 The Bronze was named Best Residential Development for the London Region at the International Property Awards.