Imperial College West Block F – London

In 2016 Laing O’Rourke was awarded a contract by Imperial College London’s management partners – Voreda, for the construction of a residential tower as part of their major new White City campus providing world-beating multi-disciplinary research facilities for hundreds of scientists, engineers, and medics.  The new 36 storey accommodation tower - Block F, forms an integral part of the new innovative university campus.

RF Fixing was commissioned by Lindner Facades Ltd for the element installations on this unique building, using cranes and launching tables, including:

  • Stepped elements
  • Standard elements
  • Lift shaft areas
  • Louvres
  • Sliding doors

RF Fixing’s bespoke 2 part cantilever launch table was key for ensuring the safe and effective delivery of the curtain wall elements to the facade of the building, and together with our cantilever aluminum projecting scaffolding system, enabled safe access to the stepped shear wall areas.  These bespoke kits will prove instrumental in the delivery of future projects and demonstrate RF Fixings capacity to find real building solutions to support architectural challenges.

For the fully glazed lift shaft, RF Fixing worked closely with lifting specialists to design a bespoke lifting monorail system to aid the installation of the lift core.  This bespoke monorail not only assists to pull the required cradles but also has the capacity to lift large pieces of glass into place.

We were delighted to be involved in this prestigious development and were awarded Lindner Facades 'Project of the Year' for health and safety excellence in 2017 for our work on Imperial.  The award resulted from us achieving the highest overall score from monthly safety audits that Lindner Facades carry out on all their projects.