Dynamic glass

SageGlass has been specified as part of a major development in London: the new Lambeth Civic Centre. 

Cartwright Pickard specified SageGlass, the smart tintable glass 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 hat 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. 

Once complete, the project will deliver a 120,000ft2 BREEAM ‘Excellent’ building. Up to five 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 340m2 of SageGlass will be used within the atrium of the Civic Centre, with six 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; the installation will see Glassolutions provide its VS1 aluminium system for use within the atrium. Both products will be fitted by Glassolutions’ Advanced Facade Installations. 

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