Architect: Scott Brownrigg
Developer: Berkeley Homes
Cladding contractor: Oskomera Holland
Unit fabricator: Polypane
Type of works: supply and installation of Guardian SunGuard High Selective Super Neutral 62/34 solar control glass.
Guardian Glass is featured in yet another prestigious project, Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth. This is a classic example of old meets new, evident as the old area of Portsmouth town meets the new contemporary look of modern day architecture.
The £200 million Gunwharf Quays development, which is owned by Land Securities, offers 10,000 sq ft of flexible space. The east-side plaza provides 300 residential units, including a 30-storey tower called No. 1 Gunwharf Quays, which is the tallest tower constructed to date on the south coast. This development by Berkeley Homes provides spectacular panoramic views over Portsmouth, which are noticeably unspoilt as a result of using the SunGuard High Selective Coating. This combines solar control and low emissivity in one glass, which is fitted to over 6,000m2 of the south-coast building.
The natural aesthetic of the SunGuard Super Neutral 62/34 glass, which is exclusive to Guardian's High Selective SunGuard range, means that the environment inside the building is maintained by a solar controlled and thermally insulated skin, and so the views are kept as natural and unspoilt as possible. The environmental impact is also greatly reduced by the High Selective Super Neutral glazing, which works to control the environment inside the building by reducing the consumption of air conditioning in summer and excessive heating in winter. This in turn means CO2 emissions are kept as low as possible.
The leading architectural and integrated design firm, Scott Brownrigg, have worked closely with Berkeley Homes to create a building that matches the stylish and confident surrounding city of Portsmouth.