Hueck, one of Europe’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of aluminium window, door and façade solutions, specialising in both standard systems as well as bespoke applications has supplied its products for a ground-breaking project, which has been dubbed East London’s ‘Mini Manhattan’.
London City Island, a development in Canning Town, combines commercial and residential buildings and, within a few years, will also be home to the English National Ballet and the London Film School. The 12-acre island has buildings designed by Glen Howells Architects, with construction by Ballymore Developments.
Work is rapidly progressing on the construction of the brightly coloured residential properties, which are modelled after the colourful apartment blocks typical of Manhattan or Chicago. Hueck UK has supplied its profile for most of the windows and doors installed in the 1,700 apartments. Most of the units making up the residential towers were prefabricated in a factory in Holland and shipped to the UK, allowing quicker and more cost-effective construction.