Facade design of a new residential and retail building in Covent Garden. Steel-framed windows and brick-faced precast cladding give a refined crisp appearance

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Eckersley O’Callaghan have provided facade engineering services for the King's Court development has seen 45 luxury residential apartments built around a new public courtyard between Floral and King Streets near Covent Garden.

We have designed facades of handmade brick and steel-framed windows which were inspired by the surrounding warehouse The facades are principally constructed of brick-faced precast concrete, while the glazed residential facades use slender steel profiles and the ground floor retail units feature bronze-framed glazing.

The prominent corner bay on Floral St appears as a set of offset stacked boxes; these are realised in a bespoke curtain wall system with cast aluminium panelling as feature screens in front of the glazing providing privacy.

The solid facades are brick-faced precast with internal insulation and air and vapour barrier. A slender Roman brick has been selected.

Location
London, UK

Client
Capital & Counties

Architect
KPF