Brentford Hotel To Be Reclad Due To Grenfell Concerns
Work on Novotel needed to meet new building regulations
A Brentford hotel is to have its cladding and insulation removed to meet new building regulations introduced after the Grenfell Tower fire.
Willmott Dixon Construction have submitted an application on behalf of the Novotel Hotel. In a statement that accompanies their application it is stated that concerns regarding rain screen cladding construction in the UK since the Grenfell
Overall the building will appear similar post cladding replacement to its existing state. The main body of the building will be clad in a dark grey, Anthra-Zinc. The zinc product undergoes a pre-weathering process which provides a stone-like texture. This is designed to give the product a closer affinity with the existing brickwork than standard metallic, textured zinc.
The most apparent material change regards the window surrounds, which will being clad in a light grey zinc. The introduction of surface contrast will accentuate the window apertures.
March 28, 2019