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Sustainable glazing at Elephant Park regeneration project

Sustainable glazing at Elephant Park regeneration project

GLASSOLUTIONS was chosen for the Elephant Park regeneration project, which will deliver close to 3,000 homes.

West Grove aims to create state-of-the-art retail and residential spaces which will connect Walworth Road to the improved transport hub at the Elephant & Castle, with GLASSOLUTIONS providing the design and installation of aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling for the phase.

The installation was required to be Secured by Design compliant, as well as adhering to the professional values of the Lifetime Homes Standard and DDA requirements.

With daylight-maximising inset balconies, residential blocks arranged to avoid single aspect north-facing homes and fittings chosen to save on water wastage and fuel consumption, the West Grove development was designed with sustainability and energy efficiency in mind. This was therefore a primary focus for GLASSOLUTIONS when specifying systems and materials, as the glazing specification needed to meet high standards of thermal efficiency as well as adhering to the respected guidance of the Centre for Window Cladding Technology.

To create the buildings’ envelopes, Wicona aluminium systems were specified. GLASSOLUTIONS’ 16mm argon gas 90% filled sealed units will incorporate 1.5mm acoustic clear PVB interlayers for resilience and noise reduction, as well as a black warm edge spacer to reduce thermal bridging.

With anticipated LT values of around 68% and g values of 45%, the specification will provide the ideal internal climate with optimum natural daylight, ensuring that residents’ homes will be secure, energy efficient, comfortable, and shielded from external noise.

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