Glass Konstruct Design Contracts (GKDC) Limited were responsible for providing the design, fabrication and installation drawings to our façade contractor on our project at 11-12 Floral Street, Covent Garden in 2017. The focus was on the main elevation of terracotta faience panels and a bespoke design planter area running across the full width of the building along Floral Street. The terracotta faience panels are supported by the Halfen SUK system which in turn is supported by secondary steelwork fixed back to the primary steelwork frame. The Halfen SUK system setting out configuration was designed by GKDC in conjunction with Halfen and the secondary supporting steelwork was designed by them.
This was a complex retail and commercial refurbishment. Our interface with GKDC was ensuring that their design met the objectives of the client and design team whilst also being practical and buildable. In this respect, they did an excellent job and we are extremely pleased with their work. The finished product is first class and this is a reflection of the quality of design and detailing by GKDC. The key aspects that we are looking for are efficiency, a diligent and timely approach, accuracy, collaboration, clarity of information and attention to detail – and they certainly scored highly in all of these areas.
GKDC produced general arrangement drawings (Elevations, vertical and horizontal Sections, fixing details, including the incorporation of site survey information) for architectural approval and fabrication drawings for all the secondary steelwork, the bespoke brass perimeter presswork, internal planter panels and the planter area support steelwork. They also provided setting out/installation drawings for the faience panels, Halfen SUK support system, secondary steelwork, curtain wall, the bespoke brass perimeter presswork and planter area support steelwork.
We are looking forward to working with Glass Konstruct Design Contracts Limited and their team again.