Queens Road, Brighton, East Sussex
Project: Eco refurbishment of office block
The Community Base building is currently undergoing major exterior works which will substantially lower the carbon footprint, reduce running costs by approximately 26% and extend the life of the building for decades to come. Winters will be warmer and summers will be cooler for the diverse occupants using this very popular building and iconic Brighton & Hove City landmark.
The old 1960’s exterior panels have ‘concrete cancer’ and have not been much defence against the salty marine air of Brighton. The inner steel bars have started to rust which in turn has cracked the concrete shell. In place of the existing panels will be a new skin combining specialised aluminium panels, a thick layer of insulation and new double glazed windows.
The exterior cladding is currently being carefully removed as shown below. For further details on the works being carried out at Community base, please visit our current work area of the website.