Capital project changes London landscape

Capital project changes London landscape

We are delighted to announce completion of another first London-based project – and it was a big one!

The Dalston Curve, a six-storey multi-purpose building of apartments and retail units, now dominates the skyline in Hackney.

It formed part of a wider regeneration scheme in the London borough which has one of the highest diverse populations in the capital.

Developer Taylor Wimpey worked with several companies on the £18m project including Red Systems who won the tender process for the design, supply and installation of the glazing on this iconic building and was working with the project with Bennett Construction who were the main contractors for the two-year project.

We were responsible for delivering the curtain walling, windows, shopfronts, balconies and balustrades for the Dalston Curve project which was split across two sites in Hackney and built over one of the capital’s many railway tunnels – a logistical challenge embraced by all the contractors involved in the transformation.

Other logistical challenges involved the location of Dalston Curve which is one of the busiest commuter and urban districts in London.

The 15,000 sq ft Dalston Curve project is part of a wider regeneration scheme taking place in Hackney, alongside a number of new housing schemes and a refurbishment of the Kingsland Shopping Centre and surrounding retail and accommodation schemes.

Mike Green, Managing Director of Red Systems, said: “This was certainly one of the more challenging projects we have worked on, mainly due to its location and the fact we had to do a large amount of our work with London Transport making sure the Underground system was running to time.

“We had about 20 workers on the project down in Hackney and it was great to see the transformation from what Dalston Curve looked like when we started on the scheme two years ago to what it looks like now.

“The whole area will benefit from the scheme, it’s more modern and suitable for the area which has seen a lot of investment going into it over the past few years.”