Glazing Centre Piece For New Office Development

The façade of Strathclyde Business Centre’s newest office block – Duart House– has been completed by glass installation specialists Solaglas Contracting Scotland.

Solaglas worked in close partnership with main contractor Ogilvie Construction which chose Solaglas because of its extensive experience in handling complex fenestration projects. The project is the first to utilise Solaglas’ new partnership with system supplier Reynaers.

Designed by architectural practice Cooper & Cromar, Duart House will comprise prestigious office accommodation. Its raked, structurally bonded façade is angled to stand proud of the buildings front and rear elevations. It also incorporates top hung windows with double glazed vents.

Utilising their extensive experience of similar projects, Solaglas developed a Reynaers solution which met the architect’s criteria for a streamlined finish. Glazing treatments to the ground floor included curtain walling CW50, which allows the maximum amount of light into a building because of its minimal use of profiles. CW50HL was also used for horizontal capping.

Saint-Gobain Glass’ 28mm low-E SGG Planitherm and SGG Parsol grey tinted glass was specified for all exterior glazing along with SGG Emalit enamelled glass which was used on spandrel sections to hide floor levels. Clear glazed staircases incorporating panels of SGG Emalit and internal glazed screens were also installed at both ends of the building.

Duart House is the latest of a series of developments at Strathclyde Business Centre which, with its proximity to the A725 and links to Motherwell and the motorway network, is fast becoming West Scotland’s premier business location.

The Centre was developed as a joint venture between AWG property Limited, HF Developments Limited and Scottish Enterprise Lanarkshire. It comprises three office campuses which provide more than 500,000 sq ft of mixed office accommodation. Plans are now in place to develop the Centre’s final phase which developers hope will bring another 4,000 jobs to Lanarkshire.

600450 Glazing Centre Piece For New Office Development
Date: 6 April 2007
Source: Saint Gobain

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