From top to bottom, our architectural glazing has improved the commercial offices at Victoria Embankment no end.
Huge glass elements always get us excited, and they don’t come much bigger than the 10m x 10m glass curtain wall windows that we installed at 60 Victoria Embankment. The panes we fitted were at the maximum size the framing system would allow and they look incredibly modern, lying flush with the building’s walls with no recesses and no sills.
At the top of the building is a glass roof light, with only the slightest pitch. It’s just 7.5mm higher one side than the other. However, the most amazing thing about it is that it’s walkable – we stress it is tested to meet TN67 Class 1 specifications so a worker can stand on the glass when cleaning it without fear of breakage or collapse.
The architect Gensler reclaimed a roof terrace area on the top level, turning it into a meeting room. The full height windows in the corner of the new room are sliding doors that open out to a view over the Thames, with a frameless glass balustrade for safety.
We installed the glazed lift shaft, which sits right between the 1880’s Victoria Embankment building and its 1980’s addition. No silicone joins, just glass and stone for a pleasingly simple design.
For phase two of the project, we installed the all-glass entranceway to the building, with structural fins and beams, it deployed the biggest panes of glass we’d worked with to date and, with just three small bolts, it’s almost entirely free of visible fixings.
7.4m high and 2.8m Wide
pitched glass roof light
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The roof of the structure uses double glazing units 70mm and is fully walkable for cleaning and maintenance purposes. Meanwhile the upright sections of glass are up to 7.4m high and 2.8m wide. We had the gigantic L-shaped sections around the revolving door pods shaped to order and another tricky spot was the front corner, which is cut away to tuck behind the corner column on the 1880’s structure next door.
With a finished look that exudes wow-factor, the job at Victoria Embankment is one of our most exciting projects.