Better natural lighting and energy efficiency for London’s West End
Glassolutions (formerly Solaglas)
123 Victoria Street, an 11 storey mixed-use office and retail scheme in London’s West End where a £3.6 million glazing contract by Glassolutions has improved natural lighting and energy efficiency.
Project: 123 Victoria Street, London
- £42 million refurbishment programme
- owned by Land Securities
- fit-out by Como Group
- contractor Mace Construction
- redevelopment designed by Aukett Fitzroy Robinson
- includes replacing all glazing and shop fronts to improve energy efficiency and maximise the internal natural lighting
Originally built in the 1970s, the fenestration is a striking architectural feature, with all elevations dominated by distinctive eight pane glazed bays.
Glassolutions – formerly known as Solaglas – was brought in at an early stage in the design process.
- planning restrictions required the retention of existing aluminium frames
- improved thermal and acoustic performance
The retrofit programme by Glassolutions provided an
- excellent model of delivering sustainability
- respecting the aesthetics of the original building design and materials
The team created a complete mock-up of an existing glazed eight panel bay, but fitted with new high performance double glazed sealed units housed within bespoke insulated frame extrusions in a structure which also featured specially designed gaskets to achieve water tightness.
- design totally replicated the original style of the units but delivers improved thermal and acoustic insulation.
- helped achieve of a good BREEAM rating
- full ISO14001 supply chain tracking
Over 180 tonnes of existing glass from the site was recycled at Glassolutions associate company Saint-Gobain’s UK glass float manufacturing facility.
For further information visit www.glassolutions.co.uk.