ON SITE Gobain Glass’ SGG COOLLITE XTREME 70-33ii, with single-glazed units used for the spandrel panels to combat overheating. With a G-Value of only 0.33 and an excellent centre pane U-value of 1.0W/m2K, this specification reduces the need for both additional heating and cooling, making it ideal for delivering energy savings and improved thermal insulation. Despite this, SGG COOL-LITE XTREME 70-33ii can achieve an impressive light transmission rate of 70%, maximising daylight within the building to create a pleasant working environment. Aesthetically, the glass delivers a high degree of neutrality both in transmission and exterior reflection, giving Number One Kirkstall Forge a smooth, untinted glazed finish. GLASSOLUTIONS’ work on the Number One Kirkstall Forge site began in July 2016 and finished in November; the full building was completed in November 2017, with the first occupants moving into the development in December 2017. Paul Casterton, GLASSOLUTIONS’ Contracting Operations Director, says: “This was a fantastic project for GLASSOLUTIONS to be involved in. Our Contracting team has contributed to developments of different kinds all over the country, but it’s rare that we have the privilege to play a part in one which will have such a tangible effect on the appeal of a region to businesses and families. “Number One Kirkstall Forge is set to provide highly desirable office spaces, built sensitively and responsibly as well as giving a respectful nod to the industrial heritage of the Aire Valley. To have played a part in a project like this feels very special.” glassolutions.co.uk
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The Office Group Refurb
Jack Aluminium Systems’ JD47 non-thermal shopfront system has been used by IDF Aluminium as part of an office refurbishment for shared workspace pioneers, The Office Group. The building, in Ecclestone Square, near Victoria Station in London has been fully refurbished by The Office Group, creating a modern, commercial space that will be let to a range of diverse workforces, including creative agencies and start-up businesses. Will Woods, Director at IDF Aluminium explains: “The client was looking to create partitioning within the building to separate the workspaces. They wanted something that gave a distinctive, retro-feel to the building so it was as much about an aesthetically-pleasing solution as a practical solution. “We knew that Jack Aluminium’s JD47 system was the perfect choice, because we have used it previously on other office refurbishment projects, including The Office Group’s premises in
Oxford Circus, and it worked really well.” Plans were announced in 2015 to develop the Ecclestone Square site with a new build residential apartment block, but they were heavily opposed by surrounding residents who wanted to preserve their local area. In 2015, The Office Group stepped in, taking out a 20-year lease on the building and carrying out a full refurbishment to create a modern commercial space for small businesses. The Office Group’s network includes offices in Leeds and Bristol as well as 32 sites across London, each with impressive facilities for businesses. Ash Pearson, National Sales Manager at Jack Aluminum adds: “The team at IDF never fails to impress us with their innovative projects. This is another impressive job that really shows the versatility of our aluminium systems.” www.jackaluminium.co.uk WINDOW NEWS MARCH 2018 51
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