Selectaglaze provides efficient solution for former Greater London Council HQ

  • 1 Sep 2017

The former headquarters of the Greater London Council has recently been renovated into a lively complex of hotels, offices and visitor attractions. 

img 1The Grade II listed building was built in 1958 and is the main Riverside Building, home to the London Aquarium, London Dungeon as well as the Premier Inn and Marriott Hotels. 

In January 2017, London venue company ‘etc.venues’ announced the opening of a conference and event venue in County Hall. Based on the fourth floor features 20 multi-purpose interconnecting spaces containing two river fronting suites for groups of up to 900.

Synergy Architects and Jestico & Whiles were appointed by ‘etc.venues’ as executive and design architects. Acoustic and thermal insulation were required for the project, including careful restoration of the period features. 

Selectaglaze were contacts by Synergy Architects to install thermal and acoustic efficient secondary glazing, apart from where there were dado rails, which the conservation officer was keen to retain.

img 3Air needed to be supplied and extracted through the existing windows, as there were no rising ducts of a suitable size. Only windows facing onto the light well or the courtyards could be used, therefore the top panes of most of the windows facing into the light wells were boxed in and used for ventilation openings. Consequently, secondary glazing was only required to the lower part of these windows.

Main contractor KPS Partnership Ltd arranged a successful trial with Selectaglaze samples. Thereafter, Selectaglaze installed a total of 148 secondary glazing units which were a combination of horizontal sliders and lift-out units. Those units exceeding 1600m high were fit with a 6mm toughened low-E glass. A minimum glass to glass cavity of 150mm allowed for optimal noise reduction. All minimum profile and timber grounds were powder coated in a matt grey finish.

The successful installation of secondary glazing has boosted business prospects at ‘etc.venus’, with conference rooms, event suites and bars now providing a warm and peaceful environment to suit any event requirement.

Contact:

Selectaglaze,
Alban Park,
Hatfield Road,
St. Albans,
Hertfordshire,
AL4 0JJ

Phone: 01727 837271
Fax: 01727 844053

Visit Selectaglaze's website

Leave a Reply

Latest news

Hambleside Danelaw

Interlocking roofing detail from Hambleside Danelaw gives greater control over quality of end result

The MD of R&R Roofing in Shropshire chooses Danelaw Interlocking Plain Tile Dry Verge to finish pitched roofs with Ashmore interlocking plain tiles.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Posts, Retrofit & Renovation, Roofs

Senior Architectural Systems

Senior helps put Capital Quarter on the map

A landmark mixed-use scheme in Cardiff has been given a sleek and striking façade, thanks to Senior Architectural Systems’ SF52 aluminium curtain wall system.

Posted in Aluminium Products, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Case Studies, Curtain Walling, Facades, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls

Safeguard Europe

Flood resistance and resilience made accessible by Safeguard

Safeguard Europe has produced a simple yet definitive guide to protecting property: Designing for Flood Resilience and Resistance.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Damp & Waterproofing, Innovations & New Products, Posts, Publications, Restoration & Refurbishment

REHAU

REHAU vows to 'create difference' at Fensterbau Frontale

REHAU will showcase its continued commitment to smart technology, and the highest standards of design security and stability at this year’s Fensterbau Frontale.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Exhibitions and Conferences, Innovations & New Products, Posts, Windows