Balfron Tower

Balfron Tower , Poplar, London E14
Balfron Tower, Poplar, London E14
  • Sectors:

  • Residential
  • Capabilities:

  • Building Services
  • Sustainability
  • Acoustics

Client:

Londonewcastle

Balfron Tower, a Grade II Listed 27-storey building, is an iconic symbol of ‘Brutalist’ architecture, designed by the celebrated architect Ernö Goldfinger in the 1960s. Now in a state of decline, Balfron Tower is undergoing refurbishment and enhancement to re-provide 146 high quality homes and community ‘rooms’ that will meet today’s living standards, whilst preserving and celebrating the history of the building.

Working closely with the architects, Studio Egret West and Ab Rogers Design, we have developed solutions that will enable the fabric of the building to be substantially upgraded in terms of ventilation, thermal efficiency and external noise ingress. This includes the design of a bespoke acoustically treated ventilator-type system by our acoustic engineers.

Balfron Tower was designed by Goldfinger to promote a sense of community living and as such provided a level of ‘sustainable living’ for its occupants. The project team are keen to retain this ethos and are targeting an ‘Excellent’ rating under BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment, with the energy performance potentially aligned with an ‘Outstanding’ rating.