Carradale House: grade II refurbishment project


Carradale House: grade II refurbishment project

Teknos' Aquatop factory applied joinery coatings were selected for the windows, external doors and frames on a total of 88 residential flats on this major London refurbishment project.


Carradale House, a grade II listed residential tower block situated on a brownfield estate in Poplar, London, was designed by modernist architect Ernő Goldfinger in 1963. It is a striking example of brutalist architecture – a style which flourished from the 1950s to the mid 1970’s.

Goldfinger, who was a neighbour of Ian Fleming, also famously gave his name to one of James Bond’s most famous adversaries!

The current refurbishment project, carried out by PRP architects on behalf of Poplar Housing and Regeneration Community Association (HARCA), aims to restore its original form, a requirement of English Heritage, whilst meeting modern energy and comfort standards.

The joinery design complied with the planning authorities listed building regulations, while Accoya wood was chosen for its durability, in excess of 60 year service life, and stability. 

The  extended coating life and longer maintenance cycles achieved with the Teknos coating system was a critical factor on the Accoya windows and a critical factor on such an exposed site.

Adrian Loughran of Carey Glass Joinery who supplied the windows for the project said: “the new windows offer a low maintenance, robust and durable timber solution for the Carradale House, whilst retaining the original distinctive rectangular design.”

“The refurbished windows preserve the heritage of the listed building, whilst allowing residents to enjoy the views out towards the city of London in comfort and security.”