Vetrotech has provided its fire-rated Contraflam Mega glazing for No.1 Forbury Place in Reading. Forbury Place Estate offers 600,000sqft of prime office space across three buildings in Reading town centre. When work commenced on the ambitious development, the vision was to create a scheme that was architecturally stunning at the same time as being compliant and efficient.
No.1 Forbury Place features 114 tons of glass and includes a seven storey, four-sided glass walled atrium area with Vetrotech’s 28m thick Contraflam 30 structure featuring prominently throughout. The building contains the largest butt-jointed, fire-rated glazing installation - including corner-to-corner joints – in Europe.
In order to complete the ambitious ground floor installation, Arkoni and Vetrotech partnered to develop the glazing system for 30-minute integrity for protection against fire and impact. For the ground floor glazing, Vetrotech specified its brand new Contraflam Mega product to deliver single panes of fire-rated glass that are 4500mm high. This glazing was made possible due to Contraflam Mega being tested to sizes of 2300mm wide x 4600mm high.
Vetrotech UK general manager, Andrew Lake said: “We’re extremely proud to have completed work on Forbury Place, which represents one of our most architecturally ambitious projects to date and showcases a great number of Vetrotech’s fire resitant glazing solutions.”