Sussex House

Client: Long Martin Properties Ltd
Contractor: Osborne
Architect: Ian Ritchie Architects
Sector: Commercial/Retail
Project Value: £1.6m
Location: London

Project Scope:

Aluminium Windows
Aluminium Curtain Wall
Aluminium Doors
Aluminium Rainscreen
Aluminium Soffits
Linit Bespoke Facade System
Hot Melt Inverted Roofs


Schueco FWS 50 + Curtain Walling Systems
Schueco CV60 Vents
Linit Cast Glass
Iko Permatech Hot melt Roofing
Sto Veralith Rainscreen Panels
Bespoke Bronze Anodised Aluminium Fabrications

“Overall, the design proposal has adopted an approach for sustainable development that encompasses environmental, social and economic aspects and delivers a long-lasting healthy and comfortable atmosphere for the future users. We look forward to working closely with NACWL to deliver a successful project and develop our professional relationship moving forward.”


NACWL were appointed by Osborne to undertake a full facade replacement to a former pub situated in central London. In addition to replacing the ground to level 5 facade, we completed the exterior of a newly formed sixth storey structure, complete with roof, canopy, balustrades and composite decking to the balcony area.


2022 Commercial and Mixed Use Development Winner 2022 Schueco Excellence Award Winner

Once the existing facade had been removed and the remaining framework was exposed, it was clear this would not be a standard build. The original 2 storey public house had been extended vertically a number of times and each level presented a different issue and construction method. We worked with Osborne and the consultant teams to create bespoke designs for many of the varied situations that were discovered. The engineering checks we carried out ran into thousands of pages.

The office areas on level 2-5 also utilised a combination of Cast Glass and Schueco products. Schueco’s CV60 vent was used for the first time in the UK to create a vertical ribbon window effect. The STO panels on the main elevation were decorated with patterns created by revealing the face of the panels using CNC machinery.

NACWL completely clad the new penthouse. We also installed Iko hotmelt roofing systems to the level 6 balcony and level 7 roof, FW 50 Schueco Curtain wall with bi-parting sliding doors to the level 6 facade and topped off with a bespoke bronze anodised aluminium canopy and Cast Glass balustrade at level 7.

When winning the awards the judges praised the projects accomplished urban and environmental response, as well as the sophisticated way in which the facade componants, including curtain walling, cast glass sections, and decorative spandrel panels, have been brought together to form a homogeneous and highly refined aesthetic.