‘Rippling glass towers’
HUECK has supplied windows and doors for Hoola, a development of 360 individually designed homes set across two rippling glass towers in London’s Tidal Basin Street.
The £80m development was designed by architects CZWG and delivered by property developers Hub Group. The buildings use recycled energy and achieve a 57% reduction in CO2 emissions against building regulations.
Hueck supplied the aluminium windows and doors for each of the apartments. Managing Director Leon Friend said: “Green construction has become more important as developers look to increase the lifespan and reduce energy consumption for buildings by incorporating designs and materials that cater to future occupant needs.”
Hoola marks the gateway to London’s Royal Docks, an area set for major regeneration over the next few years.
Leon says skyscraper projects like Hoola will become ever increasing as the capital’s population rapidly expands: “London’s population reached 8.6m in 2015. By 2020, there will be 10m Londoners and by 2050, 11m.
“With all densely-populated areas, when you can’t build out you build up, which is why we’re seeing more luxury skyscraper projects proposed to cater to young professionals and families who see the city as an attractive place to live.”