Activ is a shore thing

A stunning new seafront hotel designed in the shape of a cruise liner will use around 1500m2 of Pilkington Activ ™ self-cleaning glass for both doors and windows.

The £10m Shoreline Hotel, being built at Butlins' Bognor Regis resort, is one of the biggest UK projects for Activ so far and has been designed by PWP Architects of Havant, Hampshire.Main contractors are Henry Jones, part of the Kier Group, and Horndean based Blendworth Windows are supplying the doors and windows.

It was Blendworth MD Bob Cummins who suggested Pilkington Activ as the ideal solution for the glazed areas of the building:

"Over half the building is glazed to produce the atmosphere of light and space that the designers wanted to achieve," said Bob. "Having seen what Pilkington Activ can do, and how much less ongoing maintenance it means for the end customer, we offered the product to the main contractor as a huge additional benefit, and they agreed with us that it was perfect for the hotel."

Horndean Glass & Glazing was chosen by Blendworth Windows to supply Pilkington Insulight double glazed units. To achieve both the desired level of thermal efficiency and excellent sound insulation, the units are laminated and coated with Pilkington Optitherm™ SN on the inner pane and then filled with argon gas. Pilkington Activ is used on the outer pane of each unit to provide self-cleaning properties.

"It is going to be a stunning building with a fantastic aspect," said Bob Cummins. "Right next to the sea, the hotel will enjoy the exact weather conditions needed to help the glass work to its full effect."

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Date: 18 June 2005
Source: Pilkington

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