Window film specialist Advanced Glass Technology takes to the air in London

As the capital gears up for the Olympic Games, London based security glazing specialist, Advanced Glass Technology (AGT) has taken on its biggest project to date with a six figure contract to install anti-shatter window film on the new Emirates Air Line cable car stations, currently under construction.

Set to open in early summer, the £60 million (projected cost) Emirates Air Line is the first urban cable car in the United Kingdom, which will provide additional transport links for the Olympics. With a total security budget for staging the Games thought to be in excess of £200 million, AGT was drafted in to fit its anti-shatter blast mitigation film on all the glazing for the new buildings, following a rigorous tendering and procurement process.

The state-of-the-art Monocable Detachable Gondola (MDG) system will span the River Thames at a height of 50 metres between the two stations based at the Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks, linking two Olympic venues at the 02 and ExCel respectively. The cable car aims to provide a crossing every 15 seconds, carrying up to 2,500 passengers per hour in each direction. Having seen increased demand from building owners wanting to mitigate risk to people and property in the event of civil unrest or even a terrorist attack as a result of international events, AGT is anticipating a further boost to enquiries regarding its BS EN* tested blast containment film in the run up to the Games. Commented Martin Westney, Managing Director, Advanced Glass Technology: “Having an important part to play in such a high profile construction project in our home city is a real privilege. It’s also good to see so many other builds in progress in the capital, not just in relation to the Olympics. Whilst architects and developers are increasingly pushing the envelope in terms of design and aesthetics, it’s vital that property owners seek to protect not only their investment but also the lives of occupants against any eventuality.

As leaders in our field, AGT can bring over four decades of experience in the window film industry to bear.” AGT’s recent window film installation contracts include buildings housing Embassies, Government, United Nations, Non-Governmental Organisations and private corporations in Jordan, Iraq, Kosovo and Nigeria. Ends *British Standard European Norm Notes to Editors: Established in 2009, AGT is wholly owned by Martin Westney and Simon Kendall, who have more than 40 years of experience within the automotive and glazing sectors. With security films starting at a thickness of 50 microns up to 450 microns, the multi-laminate polyester membrane can be applied to any glass surface. It is bonded with an aggressive pressure sensitive adhesive system resulting in any broken glass adhering to the film. AGT also offers installation with a range of specialist anchoring and edge retention systems for enhanced levels of protection, according to the client’s requirements.

600450 Window film specialist Advanced Glass Technology takes to the air in London
Date: 23 March 2012
Source: Advanced Glass Technology

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