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Growing A Façade At Salisbury Square

8 Salisbury Square

8 Salisbury Square is a modern, 10-storey office building situated in the heart of the City of London. A reorganisation of its use meant the building gained additional office space and a modernised façade with contemporary glazing.

Press Glass supplied nearly 200sq.m of complex point fixed structural glazing to the centrepiece two storey ground floor main entrance screens.

The original structure has been reinforced and extended by approx. 3,200sq.m additional office space. The development offers over 14,000sq.m of Class A office spaces, including 6 roof terraces with views across the City. A highlight of the building is its modern, two-storey ground floor reception, with glazing reaching just under 6 metres.


 

Reception

The reception is illuminated by three separate structural glazed screens. The doorway is situated in the highest central screen, measuring over 5,800mm. According to the design requirements Press Glass produced and supplied high complexity silicone-sealed tempered and laminated insulated glass units (IGUs) and structural glass fins. To improve thermal insulation and reduce uncomfortable heat gain, all IGUs incorporated the latest technology triple silver solar control coatings.

To comply with the client’s request to obscure structural steelwork behind the façade, some IGUs also incorporated a high quality digital print. The IGUs and glass fins where installed using articulated stainless steel point fixings, processed and supplied as part of the IGU construction.

Picture: 8 Salisbury Square.

 

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

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