Pilkington Planar™ supports a new era at Durham University Business School

Durham University’s new £16million Business School utilises Pilkington Planar™ to create an inspiring atmosphere for students to learn.   The world-renowned Business School is one of an elite group of UK schools with Triple Accreditation.

However, its existing facilities needed to be expanded and modernised to underpin the success of the courses offered. GSSArchitecture, were commissioned to create a fit-for-purpose facility to enable the School to achieve its strategic objectives.


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To do this,  the architects wanted glazing that was both visually striking but also energy- efficient and Pilkington Planar™ fitted the bill. Approximately 500m2 of laminated Pilkington Planar™ was specified incorporating Pilkington Planar™ Sun 70/39 coating.

James Elliot of GSSArchitecture said; “GSSArchitecture specified Pilkington Planar™ incorporating a soalr control coating on a geometrically challenging façade to provide a contemporary look that would limit solar glare as well as overheating.

“The service Pilkington U.K. Limited provided from inception through to completion was impeccable and this is reflected in the completed project, which the client is delighted with.”

Pilkington Planar™ systems remain the world’s market leader for structural glazing systems. With its unrivalled stability and safety, this innovative product allows architects to build entire structures out of glass.

Pilkington Planar™ enables Architects design flexibility to create bright and highly attractive working environments, with more light and a greater feeling of space. For more information on Pilkington Planar™ please visit: www.pilkington.co.uk/planar

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