Built in the early 1970’s the Crossways Estate was once referred to locally as ‘The Pride of Bow’ yet time has not been kind to the estate and it was considered to be in such a poor state of repair that the majority of the homes had to be demolished and rebuilt as part of an extensive regeneration project. The three tower blocks that dominated the area Mallard Point, Hackworth Point and Priestman Point were saved from demolition and are currently undergoing refurbishment.
Of the three blocks that directly overlook the Olympic Village, Priestman Point was the first to have been thermally and aesthetically transformed using a Wetherby Insulated Render System.
The structural engineer was insistent that the slabs of 100 and 200mm Mineral Wool be securely anchored all the way back to the reinforced concrete frame which meant that specialist 370mm fixings were needed to be incorporated into the design to enable this.
Basecoat, primer and a 1.5mm silicone texture was then applied to the face of the insulation to provide a clean, weatherproof finish.