Kite Glass Case Study: UBS Broadgate, London

Kite Glass Case Study: UBS Broadgate, London
Photo source
Lawrence McCafferty

Date: 3 April 2017

The final product was SentryGlas laminated mirror and satin glass which then had brilliant cut grooves and sandblasted darker strips.

5 Broadgate is an architecturally innovative 12 storey ‘ground scraper’ with four trading floors that cover 67,000 square metres and is one of the world’s greenest building with 65% lower carbon emissions that the previous two buildings on the site.

Kite Glass Case Study: UBS Broadgate, London
Photos by Lawrence McCafferty

Housing the new headquarters for UBS and 6,000 people this immense building in the heart of the City of London offers something different aesthetically and architecturally. With four vast trading floors, 5 Broadgate is the biggest single concentration of traders in the City.

Kite Glass was delighted to be part of another iconic building in the City of London, especially one so wildly anticipated. Part of the project involved working with the Architect and our client OAG to produce glass unique in appearance to achieve the desired result.

The final product was SentryGlas laminated mirror and satin glass which then had brilliant cut grooves and sandblasted darker strips.

All these separate processes tested our ingenuity and machine capability. Whilst there was a range of traditional structural glass, Kite Glass also supplied Black, White and Red panels for wall cladding all leading to a stunning appearance.

Processes included:
• Polishing
• Drilling
• Toughening
• Heat Soaking
• Laminating
• Screen Printing

600450 Kite Glass Case Study: UBS Broadgate, London glassonweb.com

Others also read

Solarban® 72 Starphire® Glass Curtain Wall and Glass Handrail Balconies Distinguish Office Mid-rise in SoMa San Francisco
Stunning six-string edifice strikes a chord on Hollywood, Florida skyline thanks to SentryGlas® – both inside and out.
The National Fenestration Awards winners event was held on Saturday 5th November, and yes, it went off with a bang!
David Thornton, Chair at the award-winning commercial installer The Window Company (Contracts) has attended every FIT Show since the launch in 2013.
National UPVC Window Recycling company CNC Recycling are absolutely delighted to have been voted the winner of the Recycling Company of the Year for the second year running.
Watch Vitro’s magnificent tour of Phipps Conservatory to learn how glass allows its diverse climates and habitats to flourish all year round.

Add new comment

From industry

İçmeler Mah. D-100 Karayolu Cad. No:44A,
34947 Tuzla,/İstanbul
Turkey

No. 160 Yichuan Rd.,
Jiaonan Shi
Qingdao Shi
Shandong Sheng, 266000
China

NEWS RELATED PRODUCTS

Kuraray Europe GmbH
Rider Glass Company Limited