Pilkington Activ upgrade for heritage arcade

One of Melbourne's famous Victorian-era shopping arcades has just completed an extensive refurbishment using Pilkington Activ™ self-cleaning glass as a major component.

Best known for its chiming clock featuring trolls Gog and Magog, the Royal Arcade was created in the 1880s and deteriorated into a patchwork of old and dirty glass. Assaults by more than a century of pigeons hadn't helped and cleaning the extensive glass arcade roof was becoming extremely expensive.
More than 450 square metres of Pilkington Activ laminated to Pilkington ComforTone™ grey with a solar interlayer were supplied. Translucent panels were used to mask adjacent mechanical plant. After several months in place Pilkington Activ's unique self-cleaning attributes have proved their worth, with the long arcade looking as clean and bright as the day the glass was installed.

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