1000 Lakeside, Portsmouth

1000 Lakeside, Portsmouth

Client: 1000 Lakeside
Contractor: Ide Contracting
Architect: Mark Amey, SMC Charter Architects
Type of works: Pilkington Planar™ frameless structural glazing system used to create new atrium.

Pilkington Planar™ glazing was chosen to help give a 1970s office block in Portsmouth a contemporary face lift. Situated on the office campus Lakeside North Harbour, 1000 Lakeside has 26,556m2 of office space spread over four floors. The Pilkington Planar™ frameless structural glazing system has been used to create a stunning new atrium, which spans the entire width and height of the building, enveloping its previous façade.

Constructed over 3 months, using a 50 tonne all-terrain crane and scissor lifts, the atrium takes full advantage of the design flexibility offered by Pilkington Planar™. The system allows the creation of complete glass envelopes for buildings, with frameless façades on any plane. In this project Pilkington Planar™ helped make a bold architectural statement, giving the building a modern look whilst creating a new space for employees and visitors. Pilkington Planar™ accredited installer Ide Contracting worked jointly with Pilkington Architectural to develop the specification of 1,113m2 of Pilkington Planar™, including some of the largest units available.

David Hall, the managing director of Ide Contracting, said: “The architect wanted glass panels with the maximum span possible to minimize the number of support mullions needed.  Pilkington Planar™ is the ideal solution, being able to span between mullions spaced at an impressive 4.5m apart.  To control deflection under windload, each panel was held by eight 902 heavy-duty fittings on Nexus castings, thus producing an elegant solution to the design problem.”

Pilkington Planar™ Specification

Pilkington Planar™ double glazed units comprising of:
Pane 1: 12mm Pilkington Optifloat™ clear (toughened)
Airspace: 16mm
Pane 2: 6mm Pilkington K Glass™ (toughened)

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Pilkington Planar™ double glazed units comprising of:
Pane 1: 12mm Pilkington Optifloat™ Clear (toughened)
Airspace: 16mm
Pane 2: 13.5mm laminated Pilkington K Glass™

Single laminated Pilkington Planar™ comprising of:
12mm Pilkington Optifloat™ Clear (toughened)
Interlayer: 1.5mm SentryGlas™ Plus
6mm Pilkington Optifloat™ Clear (toughened)

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Pilkington UK Ltd

Pilkington UK Ltd

The Pilkington name has been closely associated with glass since 1826. In 2006, Pilkington Group Limited was acquired by the NSG Group of Japan, and the name Pilkington was retained as a brand for the Group’s building and automotive products. The...
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