Eco Refurbishment, Brighton
The Community Base Building, Queens Road, Brighton, East Sussex
Client: Community Base
Project: Eco Refurbishment
Project Status: On Site
Architect & Principle Designer: BBM Sustainable Design Ltd
Project Manager / Quantity Surveyor: MacConvilles
Structural Engineer: HOP Engineers
Contractor: Facade Concepts
For further details on the project visit our current works tab here
Further progress has been made on site this week at The Community Base building in Brighton.
The existing 1960’s exterior panels are a mix of precast concrete and exposed aggregate panels which have not been much defence against the salty marine air of Brighton. For some years the panels have been exfoliating concrete covering the inner steel reinforcement bars which in turn has forced the bars to rust and crack the concrete shell of the building. Six monthly hammer tests were required to monitor the situation.
In light of this, the decision was made to move forward with a eco refurbishment program. Currently being put in place is a new building skin which combines specialised aluminium panels, a thick layer of insulation and new double glazed windows.
Works are due to be completed by mid-2017. To follow the site progress keep an eye on our website!