A landmark commercial development in Reading features the largest known butt-jointed fire-rated glazing construction in Europe manufactured by Arkoni Metalwork of Brighouse, West Yorkshire.
The 17,300 square metre No 1 Forbury Place, completed in Summer 2015, was designed by Aukett Swanke Architects on behalf of owners M&G Real Estate and Bell Hammer. It is the first of two prestigious ground plus seven floor office complexes on the site, delivered by contractors Galliford Try, with work set to start on No 2 Forbury Place in the near future.
Martin Quarmby of Arkoni comments:
“During the operation of installing the 114 tons of glass, no panes were broken by the installation team. The overall effect is a “stunning glass box”façade which runs all the way to the roof of the building.”