The Henriette Raphael turret at the Guy's Hospital Campus is part of King's College in London – it has recently undergone significant restoration. Open arches on all four floors of the turret, including the cupola at the top of the tower were enclosed with arched glass panels and screens. Deceptively simple the glass is wholly bespoke:
The smaller arches on all four floors were enclosed with single panels of glass, accurately measured to fit perfectly in the individual spaces
Glass screens across the larger arches were manufactured from three separate glass panels, professionally sealed for a clear, seamless result
At the top of the turret, the panels of glass are curved to fit perfectly around the cupola
Bespoke stainless steel bracketry was designed and commissioned by Ion, manufactured to fit the precise location for each individual fixing
An existing concrete handrail was accommodated into one of the glass screens, maintaining a congruent design over all the arches
Kings College glass screens
Ion offered a complete 'one-stop shop' including a full design and engineering service as well as the supply of all the necessary fixtures and fittings, digitally accurate measurements to achieve a flawless fit around the uneven arches and also managing the installation logistics at this inner city location - which involved the provision of all necessary lifting plant to deliver the panels to each floor of the turret.
The result is impressive, improving and preserving the building without compromising on the visual aspect of this iconic turret.
Kings College Glass Screens
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