Sapa selection shines on Barratt London scheme in NW9

Print 24 May 2018

A sought after residential development by one of the country’s biggest developers, on-going in North-west London, has made elegant and expressive use of a selection of door and window solutions from Sapa, part of the Hydro Group.

Barratt London’s Hendon Waterside development in Tyre Way, NW9 is already into its third phase, having created a series of apartment buildings which have proved extremely popular with home purchasers, achieving sales rates that exceeded initial predictions.

Close up of Sapa aluminium windows & doors in NW9 project

A key element to the design of the properties, by acclaimed architectural practice Allies and Morrison, is the glazing package, offering sleek lines, robust security and excellent thermal performance. This was supplied by Ravenworth, a leading member of Sapa’s national fabricator network, based in Essex and active in new build work across the South-East of the country. The systems installed by Ravenworth’s operatives during frequent spells on site including DF Si windows, Elegance 52 curtain walling and DF doors.

Chris Webb, a Director of Ravenworth, commented: “As part of the assistance we received from Sapa in winning Phase II of the West Hendon project, the company provided us with all the data and guidance necessary to obtain our own Secured by Design certification on the systems.

“On building E2, for instance we installed main entrance screens using the Elegance 52 curtain walling system. Then for the individual apartments across the 25 floors, we installed 150 Confort four-piece sliding patio doors opening onto the balconies, and 290 Dualsecure residential doors, as well as the DF Si Tilt and Turn windows. There were similar quantities supplied for the other three apartment buildings, while overall the project progressed very well and we have now tendered for Phase III; again based on Sapa’s products.”

Panoramic shot from across the river of the Barratt Residential Project in London

Allies and Morrison Architects’ vision was to build on the already successful regeneration of the surrounding area, and create a thriving, cohesive and sustainable neighbourhood where people will want to live and stay.

Hendrik Heyns, a Partner at Allies and Morrison Architects stated: "Architecture that integrates seamlessly with the surrounding context of the Welsh Harp and abundant parkland will create a highly enjoyable place to live, allowing you to make use of these enviable natural assets. Furthermore, the geography and ecology of West Hendon make it an ideal site for a new residential community."

Located adjacent to the Welsh Harp Reservoir, Hendon Waterside has earned the prestigious Built for Life commendation, a government-endorsed accolade for well-designed homes and a recognised industry seal of approval. It will eventually extend to 2,000 residential properties including one, two and three bedroom homes.