Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, has won ‘Commercial Project of the Year’ at the prestigious G18 Awards for its installation at 6 St Andrew Square.
The project is a £90 million scheme in central Edinburgh that integrates five existing buildings into a contemporary mixed-use development that’s almost fully glass-fronted.
The scheme’s ground floor retail units and the soffit glazing on the underside of the projecting spaces were achieved using a Pilkington Planar™ structural bolted system.
Pilkington Suncool™ 66/33 T glass was specified across the whole building. This solar control and low-emissivity glass reduces transmission of heat from the sun to just 33 per cent, while allowing 66 per cent of visible light through. This ensures a comfortable climate for occupants all-year-round without compromising on bright interiors and spectacular views. 3000 sq m of Pilkington Insulight™ double glazed units were also supplied to the project.
The location meant that it was essential that the building respected Edinburgh’s architectural heritage. By using glazing in the entirety of the building envelope, it was possible to create a building that sits comfortably in a historically and architecturally sensitive setting.
Judges singled the development out for being ‘a well-executed project helped by the expertise of the specialist contractors and glass supplier’; adding that the project sends ‘a strong message that UK products can still lead the world’.
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