Pilkington have supplied a triple-height, triple-glazed wall to a school in Twickenham, Greater London.
St Richards Reynolds Catholic College was required by architects dhp to be transformed from a historic Edwardian school to a cutting-edge education facility.
As part of this, Pilkington have added an ultra-modern touch to the new building, by installing a three-storey wall of structural glass, which encloses a reception, atrium and stairwell.
The installation features the Pilkington Planar™ system to deliver a frameless, continuous glass wall that will be entirely uninterrupted.
The glass itself is Pilkington Optiwhite™ true low-iron glass, delivering a market-leading level of clarity, further maximising the transparency of the system.
But, while the glass will present almost no barrier visually, its state-of-the-art design means it will play a big role in the energy performance of the building.
The system is triple-glazed and its high-performance Pilkington Suncool™ 70/40 coating helps to reduce heating costs. It combines good solar control performance with high thermal insulation, while maintaining the transparency of the glass due to its low external reflection.
Together, these technologies will help provide a comfortable climate for students while also keeping running costs down.
Phil Savage, commercial contracts manager at Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, said: “The system we’re delivering to this project truly represents the cutting-edge of structural glazing technology.
“The combination of triple-glazed units, the solar control coating, the three-layer laminated fins and the ultra-clear low-iron glass results in a wall of glazing that is uncompromising in its clarity and energy performance.
Pilkington United Kingdom Limited,
WA9 5 DZ
Phone: 01744 692000
Fax: 01744 692569
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