High performance glass from GLASSOLUTIONS has been utilised in the creation of a sustainable college and Code Level 4 and 5 housing development in the London Borough of Wandsworth.
The St John Bosco College and Wandsworth Residential Surrey Lane scheme was completed in September 2015, resulting in a £50m mixed use development by Lendlease which provides a range of 100 new homes and a voluntary-aided school with a capacity to cater to over 1,300 students.
Lendlease worked with London architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris on developing the sustainable residential and educational buildings. Lendlease implemented a series of sustainable design measures including air source heating and a range of water saving and transport systems.
The college is made up of four storeys and comprises steel frame construction with a brick and wooden clad finish. The building uses GLASSOLUTIONS glazing widely throughout to maximise natural light whilst delivering a high level of thermal performance and minimising solar gain.
GLASSOLUTIONS were appointed by Leadlease having previously worked together on the Ministry of Justice Framework.
The UK-based glass supplier collaborated with architectural aluminium systems specialists Metal Technology to supply and install glazing in a contract valued around £2.5m.
The glazing specification included the use of argon gas filled 16mm double glazed units with a black warm edge spacer between 6mm SGG SECURIT HST outer panes and 6.8mm SGG STADIP PLANITHERM ULTRA N inner panes.
The solar control glazing units featured 6mm SGG SECURIT HST COOL-LITE SKN 174 II outer panes and 6.8mm SGG STADIP inner panes. The rooflights utilised 8mm SGG SECURIT HST PLANITHERM ULTRA N II glass in combination with 8.8mm SGG STADIP glass.
The Code Level 5 town houses also featured solar and standard glazing, including triple glazed units with 6mm SGG SECURIT HST PLANITHERM ULTRA N II and 4mm SGG SECURIT HST separating two 16mm argon gas filled cavities.
Leadlease’s commercial manager Wayne Pluck commented: “GLASSOLUTIONS demonstrated a commitment to the project from tender through to final delivery and provided excellent technical support throughout the challenging project. Their genuinely partnering approach reflects our own business philosophy and they have played an integral part in the success of this scheme.”
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