Weston Tower, Westminster Abbey

Weston Tower, Westminster Abbey

Location
London, UK | View Map
Project Year
2019
Category
Churches
AkzoNobel

Weston Tower, Westminster Abbey

Interpon Powder Coatings by AkzoNobel as Windows & Curtain Wall Finishes

History has been made at Westminster Abbey in London with the first major addition to the famous church since 1745 – and AkzoNobel has supplied products for the prestigious project.

The new £23 million Weston Tower features 500 leaded windows, and every window frame is coated with the company's Interpon D2525 superdurable powder coatings. The tower provides staircase and lift access to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries, located in an area which has never been open to the public before.

“As the undisputed leader in powder coatings, we are very proud to have contributed to such a significant project, which is integral to the history of the UK,” said Tomasz Kluczewski, Regional Director North Europe for AkzoNobel Powder Coatings.

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries were officially opened by Her Majesty the Queen earlier this summer. The exhibition space displays more than 300 precious regal and religious artifacts, many of which are on show for the first time.

The galleries are located in the medieval Triforium – an area 16 meters (52 feet) above the abbey’s floor, which has lain unused for centuries – and can be accessed via the new tower, which was designed by Ptolemy Dean Architects. Its window frames are coated with Interpon D2525 Anodic Bronze finish and BPP600 barrier primer, which provides perfect color match and long-lasting protection.

Interpon D2525 Collection Anodic features attractive matt and metallic effect finishes which provide a great alternative to anodized aluminium with minimal environmental impact.

Commented Andris Valters, owner of applicators Hereford Coatings: “The powder coating was very easy to apply and the efficiency was superb.”

Westminster Abbey is one of the world’s great churches, welcoming over two million worshippers and visitors annually. It’s the latest in an impressive list of London landmarks to feature AkzoNobel’s powder coatings, with the company having already supplied Interpon products for the Shard, King’s Cross Station, the Lloyd’s Building and Wembley Stadium, to name just a few.

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