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The Willis Building, 51 Lime Street, London
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MERO-SCHMIDLIN (UK) PLC have provided 22,000m external curtain walling cladding to Stanhope Properties 'Willis Building' at 51 Lime Street in the City of London.

Two seperate buildings have been clad - the tower consisting of three interlocking blocks of 16, 23 and 29 stories adjacent to the Lloyds Building, and the 10 story FAB Building (Fenchurch Avenue Building) on the opposite side of the pedestrian plaza. MERO-SCHMIDLIN has provided the following cladding types and finishes to the facades:

Externally ventilated double skin cladding to East elevation of the tower levels 2 to 23, and West elevation of the tower levels 2 to 15 and 17 to 22.
Thermally broken aluminium framed double glazing with adjoining solid panels. Numerous variations, to Tower North and South Facades levels 2 to 23 and plant levels, and FAB building North, East and Southwest facade levels 2 to 8.
Structural Silicone Double Glazing with cantilevered outer pane and fritted glass to FAB terrace (level 9) cladding.
Unitised single laminated glazing to plant levels on the east and west facades of the tower.
Aluminium framed stick system SSG to tower terrace levels 16 and 23.
Extension of cladding to handrail height at terrace levels.
Solid ribbed finish stainless steel cladding to overlap areas and 'wingtips' integrating into surrounding cladding systems.

Construction Photos

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April 2007
Willis Building North West Corner
Tower North West Corner
Fenchurch Avenue Building (FAB) North East Corner
Fenchurch Avenue Building North East Corner
Willis Building South Elevation
Tower South Elevation
Willis Building South Elevation
Tower South Elevation
Fenchurch Avenue (FAB) Building
FAB Building
Fenchurch Avenue (FAB) Building
Fenchurch Avenue (FAB) Building
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March 2007
51 Lime Street Southern Elevation
Southern Elevation
51 Lime Street (Left) from Tower Bridge
Willis Building (Left) from Tower Bridge
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February 2007
51 Lime Street Tower West Facade
Tower West Facade
51 Lime Street South Elevation
South Elevation
51 Lime Street Tower South East Corner
Tower South East Corner
51 Lime Street Tower South East Corner
Tower West Facade
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December 2006
Tower North West Corner
Tower North West Corner
Tower South West Corner
Tower South West Corner

Tower South Elevation
Tower South Elevation

Tower South East Corner
Tower South East Corner

FAB Building South Elevation
FAB Building South Elevation

FAB Building East Elevation
FAB Building East Elevation

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October 2006
South Elevation October 2006
South Elevation
South East Corner Elevation October 2006
South East Corner Elevation
Looking down on Stepped Cladding October 2006
Looking down on Stepped Cladding
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September 2006
South Elevation September 2006
South Elevation
Tower West Elevation September 2006
Tower West Elevation
Internal View through Tower West Elevation
Internal View through Tower West Elevation
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Completed Building Visual Rendering
Architect's Rendering of Final Building
Architect's Rendering of Final Building
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M_ERO UK Related MERO-SCHMIDLIN Articles:
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Willis Building Project Details
2007-03-29 Main Installation Completed
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M_ERO UK Related External Articles:
(NB: MERO-SCHMIDLIN is not responsible for the availability or content of external websites)
Building Magazine No.17, 2007 'Dancing with Disaster' Review of the construction project
World Architecture News 29/3/2007 Video Interview Video Interview focusing on installation of the curtain wall elements
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