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Green Park, Reading

Client: Berkeley Group
St Edwards
Architect:  Broadway Malyan
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Balconies: 50 Cassette® Balconies
Value: £600k


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 the clients requirements and provide the best solutions, Sapphire was 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 less individuals were involved in each balcony install.

Installation process

Step 1: This scheme used 234 Schoeck anchors which were cast-in to the slab. Sapphire’s 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 Sapphire’s Winchester production facility and stored until delivery to site.

Step 3: Sapphire’s Glide-On™ system enabled 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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