The Lexicon, London, UK
The Lexicon, 261 City Road, is the central eye-catcher within a complex of three buildings developed by Mount Anvil in cooperation with Affinity Sutton. With its 36 storeys it is the highest building in Islington.
The three buildings have their own character. They are, however, linked together through the use of the same materials and details. The Tower has an innovative curtain facade with a ventilated two-shell glass construction allowing for floor-to-ceiling glazing for the best possible view over London. The upper storeys of the building have patios extending over the entire width of the building.
On behalf of the European facade specialist Yuanda Europe, Gretsch-Unitas developed and supplied all kinds of hardware for the following window applications: manual Projecting Top-Hung windows, motor-driven ventilation flaps, manual floor-to-ceiling Turn-Only windows with sashes weighing up to 250 kg, manual curved Turn-Only windows weighing up to 150 kg, concealed clampable aluminium hinges in a special version for high sash weights, manual Turn-Only windows with various sash geometries, and skylights with different geometries allowing them to be opened for cleaning.