A scenic approach to fire-rated glazing

The stunning glazing in situ on seven floors around four scenic lift shafts at the recently renovated 7 & 8 St James’s Square project in Central London is more than just aesthetic detail.

It’s also a practical solution that delivers protection from fire with up to 60 minutes integrity and insulation (EI60) at the prestigious venue in the capital that has been converted into luxury accommodation.

Brighouse-based Arkoni Metalwork, suppliers of fire-rated, security and steel glazing systems, are behind the work for a project that was named as a finalist in the IFSEC 2014 Passive Fire Protection Product of the Year category.

Arkoni Director Martin Quarmby took up the story:

“The St James’s project was an innovative and technically challenging one that consisted of seven floors of butt jointed, fire rated integrity and insulating lift shaft glazing to four banks of scenic lifts. The glazing also forms an anti-fall barrier.”

Danny Murphy, Design Manager at contractors Galliford Try, commented:

“The result is an installation that, all parties agree, is of the highest quality.”

It’s a viewpoint that residents and visitors to the building are sure to appreciate.

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