Located in the heart of Central London, Bloomberg L.P.’s stunning new European headquarters is now operational. Located in the heart of London between the Bank of England and St. Paul’s Cathedral, the building had to meet modern-day efficiency expectations while establishing itself as a notable visual icon within such constantly developing and advancing city.
Radmat and Prater were contracted to supply and deliver the installation of the waterproofing and thermal insulation to parts of the building, most notably its green/biodiverse roof.
The roof’s intricate design provided difficulties during insulation due to its tight spaces. Nevertheless, Radmat’s PermaQuik’s Hot Melt Monolithic Waterproofing Membrane; PQ6100, PQ2017, PQ2060/61, was an ideal solution as it combined excellent waterproofing performance with toughness, durability, flexibility and strong adhesion to a variety of substrates including zero falls. Its simple, hot melt installation process also provided ease and efficiency during application within the difficult access areas. The product is also BBA certified ‘for the design life of the building’.
The thermal requirements were also met with Radmat’s ProTherm G XPS X 300 SL and ProTherm G XPS X 500 SL, which was able to provide high-quality insulation while also conforming to the important efficiency targets.
It also performed in cancelling out the noise from the thriving city centre while preserving high acoustic quality inside the building, adhering to the required optimum aural levels.
Ultimately, Bloomberg’s New European HeadQuarter’s proved a success in serving as a productive visual splendour, while also adhering to and exceeding its efficiency targets, achieving a BREEAM sustainability assessment rating of ‘Outstanding’ with a 98.5%, the highest design-stage score ever achieved by any major office development.