Clearview National April 2018 - Issue 197 - Page 83

GLASS&SEALEDUNITS GLASS ENHANCES URBAN VILLAGE » » A STUNNING FLOOR- to-ceiling glazing installation designed, specified and delivered by GLASSOLUTIONS helped create the ideal balance between form and function at a new multi-use development in West Yorkshire. Located to the north-west of Leeds, Number One Kirkstall Forge is part of the 57-acre, £400 million Kirkstall Forge ‘urban village’ scheme which will offer Grade A office buildings, contemporary housing, green spaces, cafés, bars and restaurants in a beautiful riverside location. One Kirkstall Forge, the first commercial development on the site, is an office building offering over 110,000 sq. ft. of highly flexible workspace over seven floors, with floor-to- ceiling glazing at 2.8m height and a glazed entrance atrium. Brought to the project by principal contractors Wates Construction, on behalf of site developer CEG, the GLASSOLUTIONS Contracting team was tasked with the delivery of designs by architects’ practice Cooper Cromar. This required the design, specification and installation of a glazed façade for the building, with deep mullions and bronze pressed aluminium panel cladding. In addition, the architectural plans featured a spectacular 8m unsupported mid-span entrance atrium which GLASSOLUTIONS was also briefed to deliver. The glazing installation was required to be compliant with the highest environmental sustainability standards, as the building aims to achieve a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating. Additionally, Number One Kirkstall Forge’s enviable proximity to the development’s own railway station gave rise to the need for acoustically- enhanced glass, to limit noise transfer and allow residents to enjoy the tranquillity of Kirkstall Forge’s woodland location. The GLASSOLUTIONS Contracting division specified a combination of WICONA aluminium systems integrating with high performance insulating glass units, spandrels and sandwich panels. The ‘stick’ curtain walling was fabricated using WICONA’s Wictec 50 systems, which provide a slim 50mm face width and ensure excellent thermal insulation through the incorporation of a PVCu thermal break. For the glazing specification, it was vital to choose products which would help the building adhere to the high efficiency standards it was aiming to achieve, with low levels of heat transmission and solar gain. To meet this brief, GLASSOLUTIONS opted to install insulated glass units comprising Saint Gobain Glass’ SGG COOL-LITE XTREME 70-33ii, with single-glazed units used for the spandrel panels to combat overheating. Connect with us: WE MEET BUILDING REGULATIONS DO YOU? > Firas Approved > Various fire ratings available > Supply only or supply and fit > CE Compliant > Fire doors, screens & partitions TRUST THE EXPERTS WE SUP PLY Fire : Ra ted Aco G u Lam stic G lass lass i n a Tou ted g G Her hened lass itag G las Inte e gra Units s l B lind 01 s ww 21 5 2 1 reg lass 218 uk. 0 com SPECIALISTS IN FIRE RATED GLASS AND GLAZING NATIONWIDE BRANCHES UK 0121 521 2180 SOUTH 01206 222 090 NORTH EAST 0161 728 8080 01773 712 920 SCOTLAND INSTALLATION 0131 526 4141 0121 521 2180 gb/project/one-kirkstall-forge C L E A RV I E W-U K . C O M » A P R 2018 » 83