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Here East

From Workstream Pulse, Winter 2015/16

Façade and roofing specialist Lakesmere has been working alongside main contractor Laing O'Rourke on a project to redevelop the former Press and Broadcast Centres at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The new “Here East" development utilises the existing structures to develop a world-leading creative and digital cluster for east London. Site personnel supplied by Workstream – including a logistics team comprising labourers and supervisory staff – have been working with Lakesmere on the redevelopment of the existing International Broadcast Centre since early 2015.

Lakesmere is responsible for the installation of the building's new unitised glazing system, manufactured by its sister company McMullen Facades, which features a striking decorative “dazzle" frit pattern. The company will also deliver various other cladding elements for the project. In addition to an internal curtain walling system to the building's atrium, it will install glass and polycarbonate rooflights, ventilation louvres and several large “hangar" door screens.