Green Park Extra Care, Reading

Client:   Berkeley Group

Contractor:   St Edwards

Architect:   Broadway Malyan

Location:   Reading, Berkshire

Balconies:   50 Cassette® Balconies

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Challenges at Green Park Extra Care

Green Park Extra Care in Reading is an example of true workmanship and the installation of 50 Glide-On™ Cassettes®, was not without its challenges. On this project, challenges included complicated inset balconies in various locations on the building and previous experience with multiple trades working on balconies.


In order to meet St Edwards‘ requirements and provide the best solutions for Green Park Extra Care, we were able to build in large amounts of tolerance to overcome the challenging brickwork in tight inset balconies. Being assembled in Winchester, the balconies were delivered to site with soffits and glass completed, meaning significantly fewer individuals were involved in each balcony install.

Installation process

Step 1: This scheme used 234 Schoeck anchors which were cast-in to the slab. Our brackets connected to these, taking the bracket from the thermal break within the cavity to outside of the finished facade.

Step 2: All the Cassettes® were preassembled at our Winchester production facility and stored until delivery to site.

Step 3: Our Glide-On™ system enabled the rapid installation of balconies as they arrived on site ready to be installed. Each balcony was then simply lifted into position and slid onto the arms.

Step 4: Using the innovative Counter Balance Lifter (CBL) the balconies were able to be installed top down as the scaffolding was struck.


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