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Key facts & Challenges

Situated in a prime location bordering Angel, Shoreditch, Clerkenwell, and Farringdon, this building will form a key part of the City Road Basin Masterplan. A joint venture between Mount Anvil and housing association, Affinity Sutton, Lexicon comprises 307 apartments – 200 for private sale and 107 affordable housing units. The 36 storey tower, which will be the tallest in Islington, will provide one, two and three-bedroom flats. In addition, the development includes 785 sq m of mixed-use commercial space, 52 car parking spaces as well as a private residents’ spa, swimming pool and gym. PIB Contractors appointed Siniat as its key drywall supply partner to provide a detailed project pack for the unique challenges of such a tall building.

Installation phase

For the façade, the architects SOM had specified enamelled glass panels set within a ventilated cavity. On a 36-storey tower, it caused movement between the structure and the external façade which meant the building would not have met the required performance criteria. The challenge was to create bespoke design detail around the party wall and external column detail.

GTEC dB Board at The Lexicon, London.  Multi-residential case study.

GTEC dB Board at The Lexicon, London.  Multi-residential case study.

Results

Local impact