Interior glass partitioning

Indeglas has supplied internal glass partitioning for the Scottish War Blinded Charity’s new Hawkhead Centre in Paisley.

This is the second successful project Indeglas has undertaken for the charity, having worked on its Linburn Centre in West Lothian, seven years ago.

Jeanette MacIntyre, managing director of Indeglas, said: “This building is primarily for veterans who have visual impairments, so the method by which light was transferred at high level was very important to the concept design of architect Page and Park. Our ability to provide solutions that met the brief exemplifies the high level of expertise we bring to all projects.”

All internal glass was designed and fitted as ‘clerestory’ panels, which enables natural light to enhance the interior at high level while avoiding glare or confusing reflective surfaces at eye level, a vital consideration for those with visual impairments.

The £17 million project has created 150 new jobs, and 100 military veterans have already signed up to use the facility, along with residents of the nearby Royal Blind facility, Jenny’s Well.

The internal glass installations at the Hawkhead Centre, which had a contract value of £44,000, contains acoustic-rated interior glass solutions throughout. The centre was built by CCG.