Transforming Lambeth Civic Centre
SageGlass, a product of the global Saint-Gobain group, has been specified as part of a major development in London; the new Lambeth Civic Centre.
London architectural firm, Cartwright Pickard has specified SageGlass, the smart tintable glass solution from Saint-Gobain, as part of the ‘Your New Town Hall’ project designed for the London Borough of Lambeth.
Work is currently underway on the redevelopment scheme in the heart of Brixton, which will deliver a modern and sustainable new civic office and customer service centre, regenerate the Grade II Listed town hall and provide 194 new homes to create vibrant new civic and community spaces.
SageGlass is an intelligent solar control glazing solution which offers an energy-efficient and maintenance-free alternative to blinds or shades. By blocking sunlight on hot days, SageGlass dramatically reduces energy demand and the need for heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), while increasing occupant comfort and well-being.
Lambeth Civic Centre occupants will be able to enjoy unobstructed views of the outdoors, without suffering from heat and glare. The glass solution has been largely chosen for its ability to provide reliable year-round indoor comfort, while at the same time ensuring long-term sustainability for the building – sustainability being a key objective for Lambeth Civic Centre.
Indeed, once complete, the project will deliver a 120,000 sq ft BREEAM ‘Excellent’ building. Up to 5 of the 10 BREEAM categories should be boosted by using Saint-Gobain’s dynamic glazing solution. SageGlass may have contributed towards the delivery of up to 48 credits of the 70 required to achieve the Lambeth Civic Centre’s ‘Excellent’ rating.
Over 340 square meters of SageGlass will be used within the atrium of the Civic Centre, with 6 sizes of rectangular panes, of up to 1.5m x 2.5m in size, due to be installed later this year.
The entire facade within the Civic Centre’s atrium will be made up of products from the Saint-Gobain group. As well as Saint-Gobain’s SageGlass product, the installation will see Glassolutions, also part of the group, provide its VS1 aluminium system for use within the atrium. Both products will be expertly fitted by Glassolutions’ Advanced Facade Installations.
Adrian Gallagher, SageGlass Specification Manager for UK and Ireland, said: “We’re very excited to have been selected by Cartwright Pickard to contribute to this ambitious project, our largest to date in the Capital. Once complete, the Civic Centre will deliver a modern and energy-efficient office environment for Lambeth and its community.
“The atrium is the ideal setting for SageGlass and will provide a real showcase for Saint-Gobain with the Glassolutions VS1 system used to complement our product in situ. This is just one of many exciting projects that we have planned within the Capital, and wider UK, in 2017.”