G40 4EH Glasgow
- United Kingdom
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.