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Client
The Fold
Year
2012
Architect
Studio Egret West
Main Contractor
United House
Sector
Residential

Scope of Works Expand

  • Structural waterproofing
  • SFS framing
  • Cladding
  • Windows 
  • Curtain walling

Overview Expand

Situated in a prime position next to Sidcup station, The Fold includes a 98 unit residential tower, a restaurant and two office buildings. There is also a central plant room containing gas boilers and a combined heat and power unit that will offset 20% of the carbon emissions on the site.

The first project of its kind in the UK, The Fold comprises five different hard metal applications – rhomboids, rectangular shingles, horizontal angled seam, vertical angled seam and perforated mesh – and Prater’s scope of works included these and other aspects of the building envelope.

The building's brass façade was manufactured from 63/37 alloy separated by a TECU gold feature band on the exterior. The TECU gold will retain its original colour, while the brass will oxidise and darken.