Riverside East

Public buildings


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Address : 2 French Street
G40 4EH Glasgow
United Kingdom
Contact person : Paul Ruddick
- United Kingdom
Project details :

Architects: Cooper Cromar

Metal Builder: Glassolutions

A landmark administrative headquarters for Police Scotland featuring a high specification glass and aluminium façade has been created using advanced curtain walling solutions from WICONA for a £24 million regeneration project overlooking the River Clyde in Glasgow.

Riverside East has a bold and transparent appearance, created using WICONA’s WICTEC 50 structurally glazed curtain walling. This system was used for all elevations as it is sufficiently robust to support large spans of glass up to 3.2m high. The structurally glazed façade features 150mm deep caps for the vertical and horizontal profiles, creating a ‘picture frame’ appearance for the vision areas

Mechanically actuated, top hung concealed opening vents were inserted into the curtain wall at first floor level to provide natural ventilation whilst maintaining a seamless, flush finish.

More than 1,600m² of WICTEC 60FP system was used for an internal atria to deliver a 30-minute fire rating. Also available in a 50mm profile, this option is fully compatible and indistinguishable from the standard WICTEC 50 and 60 curtain walling for a uniform appearance but provides additional fire protection for façades, stairwells, and glazed roofs.

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Facade systems


Stick system based on WICTEC 50 solution in design of an all glass façades Ideal for vertical, sloped glazing and spatial structures Individual design thanks to a wide range of profile geometries for the structural and glazing profiles available in semi-façade design hidden mechanical holder to fix the glazing Uf up to 1.5W/m²K Infill thickness 40mm Reliable glass load transmission (up to 4 kN), with adapted transom-joint technology Silicon joint or with EPDM gasket Parallel-outward opening and outward protecting window in SG solution available
Facade systems


Stick system with 60mm sight width Uf up to 1.2W/m²K Ideal for vertical and polygon façades, sloped glazing and spatial structures Individual design thanks to a wide range of profile geometries for the structural and glazing profiles Broad selection of profiles enables economic adaptation to structural requirements, with the additional option of internal reinforcement infill thickness 3 - 51mm Glazing from outside featuring single- and/or two-part pressure and cover profiles Design options with concealed or visible screw fixture Extensive solutions for structure junctions and conservatories Fire resistance class G30/F30 optical and technical facade aspects identical with standard WICTEC 60 glazing dimensions up to 1.8x3.0m or 2.4x1.4m Indoor and outdoor use, vertical and sloped facades can be combined with WICSTYLE FP fire resistance
Built:: - Fire protection