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    50 Finsbury Square, London, UK

    Dura Riser Voids in Refurbishment Scheme

    Project Overview

    Located in central London, just a 6-minute walk from London Liverpool Street, the refurbishment of this building aimed to achieve net zero carbon emissions. Overlooking Finsbury Square, this 8-storey structure was initially completed in 2000. In 2021, contractor Mace began a comprehensive renovation and partial reconfiguration, utilising the pre-existing floor plate and framework. The lower embodied carbon d² Dura Riser System was selected for the building’s riser voids, with installation services provided by Dura Composites’ professional installation team.

    Collaboration to ensure safety and excellence in Riser installations.

    Built to offer both commercial and office space in an easy to access part of London, sitting just a few minutes away from both Moorgate and London Liverpool Street Station, this building features prime office space alongside three amenity spaces including a large business lounge, town hall with amphitheatre, rooftop pavilion and landscaped roof terrace.

    When it came to ensuring riser void safety on the project, it was crucial to preserve the fire strategy during installation whilst still accommodating the existing building. Therefore, we collaborated with Mace to develop a connection detail that interfaced with the existing structure, facilitating the installation of the d² Dura Riser system while maintaining the building’s fire safety protocols.

    Continuous collaboration with Mace was paramount throughout the project, with clear communication being our top priority. Our on-site team have extensive experience in both new build and refurbishment projects and were able to work effectively alongside Mace to provide everything that was needed for a smooth and stable installation.

    Unlike competing solutions, there is no requirement to pre-cut service holes or manoeuvre heavy frameworks into place with our d² Dura Riser system. Its flexibility allows for precise adjustments, down to the millimetre. Every component is designed for manual handling on multi-storey sites such as Finsbury Square and can be readily modified for use with unconventional substrates. Moreover, the lightweight nature of the system facilitates simple alterations to suit any changes in M&E.

    Additionally, the GRP grating used for the riser flooring boasts up to 33% lower embodied carbon compared to other GRP products, and any waste produced during installation can be recycled by Dura Composites.

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