One of the projects is Bloomberg’s European Headquarters, which has been shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize award, an award that recognises the best building in the UK.
The building’s exterior features a sandstone framework and bronze fins around the windows. The interior is more experimental as various shapes and materials coincide throughout the structure, including steel beams and exposed concrete walls.
Working alongside its team in Germany, PERI UK integrated RCS climbing platforms with VARIO formwork to produce a fair-faced concrete finish on six shear walls. VARIO formwork enabled PERI to work alongside the client to select the arrangement and position of ties. As a result, a consistent tie-hole pattern was achieved across all walls combined with the highest quality architectural concrete finish.
Another prestigious project is the Bethnal Green memorial, one of seven on the shortlist for the Stephen Lawrence Prize award. The award recognises outstanding projects constructed with a budget less than £1 million.
The memorial was built to remember the 173 people that died in 1943 as a result of an accident during the Second World War. The architect, Harry Paticas of Aboreal Architecture, has already won the RIBA London Award and the RIBA National award for the same project, earlier this year.
PERI loaned PERI UP shoring and access scaffolding on free hire to support the assembly of the 5-tonne inverted timber teak staircase, which is the focal point of the memorial. Due to the flexibility of PERI UP, the system was installed easily around the complex shape of the memorial and was fully enclosed to protect the public. The design of the system also provided access to all sides of the memorial staircase, enabling additional work such as cladding to be carried out at the same time as other construction phases, helping to keep the project on schedule.
RIBA will announce the winner of both awards later this year in October.