‘A street front that makes a statement’ was the order when a property investment firm invested in a large-scale development of Henrietta House, its London HQ.

The result was a ‘retail style’ glazed façade using 6mm and 8 mm-thick Pilkington Suncool OW glass, installed by Vitrine Systems.

A Suncool 70/35 OW coating was specified to reduce the risk of excessive solar gain inside the building and the reliance on air-conditioning, to provide a comfortable internal climate all year round. Maximising the environmental performance of the building was a key goal and the scheme has been awarded a BREEAM Excellent rating.

Anthony Williams, associate director at Vitrine Systems said: “This building is an outstanding showcase of how glazing can help create inviting and inspiring spaces that draw people in and help them feel happy while they work and socialise.

“It’s the latest in a long line of projects we’ve delivered in collaboration with Pilkington UK, and the outstanding quality of the products, backed up by excellent technical support, make them the supplier of choice for demanding schemes such as this.”

Jason Eggerton, UK specifications sales manager at Pilkington UK said: “Architectural glazing is a fantastic way of showcasing a building and maximising sightlines and also bringing natural light into interiors, something that has been shown to have massive wellbeing and productivity benefits.

“As this building demonstrates, by choosing the right specification of glass it’s possible to reap these major benefits without compromising on environmental performance.”

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