VS-1 for The Hiscox Building

VS-1 specification secures ‘Commercial Project of the Year’

  • 25 Nov 2016

GLASSOLUTIONS has achieved the G16 award for ‘Commercial Project of the Year’, for its work on York’s Hiscox Building. The company was contracted to supply VS-1 curtain walling – a curved glazed façade, windows, doors and roof terrace glazing – for the building.

Make Architects was tasked with designing a bespoke, contemporary underwriting and customer experience centre for insurance business, Hiscox. The design had to reflect the character of the business, whilst complementing York’s impressive, heritage architecture.

GLASSOLUTION’s VS-1 curtain walling system was instrumental in achieving this vision for the office. The mullion-only system eliminated the need for horizontal framing members, allowing for clean viewing lines on the curved atrium screen.

VS-1 curtain walling system

VS-1 has been developed offer a floating glass façade. By holding the glazing away from the mullion, working without the use of bolt fixings or transforms, it allows architects to achieve extraordinary aesthetic results.

The simplicity of the system reduces the risk of component failure and, subsequently, the costs of programme delays in both construction and post-construction phases. It offers improved constructability all-round.

GLASSOLUTION’s Contracting department worked closely with its Façade Design & Supply team to deliver the specification. Boasting years of experience in dealing with large and complex glazing units, the company’s input was essential to the success of the project.

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Coventry
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