Elegant lobby’s glazing retrofit

Enterprise Rent-a-Car’s recent renovations to its headquarters in Egham, Surrey, included a new lobby area that was sensitive to the current building’s design.

Area Sq contacted Glasstec Systems to design and install the new lobby structure, which included a powder coated aluminium cantilevered roof/canopy structure, supporting steel framework, automated revolving glass door, glass panels, and other architectural metalwork.

Glasstec Systems created 3D visuals and design specifications for the contractors and glass fitters to follow throughout the build process. It visualised a design that complemented and enhanced the aesthetics of Enterprise Rent-a-Car’s building; the sleek, modern design blends stainless steel and glass to complement the existing glass panelling and brick facade.

Constructed of powder coated aluminium, the canopy sits on top of double glazed glass panelling (two panes of 10mm-thick toughened laminated glass), forming the structure of the lobby construction.

The installation process was carried out with minimal disruption to Enterprise Rent-a-Car and its employees. Glasstec Systems managed the process guiding metalworkers, fitters, and glaziers in their duties.

Lauren Cass, manager of Glasstec Systems, said: “From the initial 3D renders and design specifications to the supply and fit, we carefully managed the whole process so it had as little impact as possible on the workers in the building.

“Our commercial architectural glass solutions are second-to-none and we are continuing to work on other offices throughout the UK. As a business, we are always looking to improve, learn and grow, and this helps to firm our position within the UK architectural glazing industry.”