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Shepherd's Bush Underground Station, London

Client: Morgan Est Rail Ltd

Location: Shepherd's Bush Underground Station, London

Contract Value: £325,000

Façade Glass: 12mm Optifloat clear heatsoaked toughened glass, 19mm Optifloat clear toughened heatsoaked glass fins and countersunk stainless steel figure 905 J fittings

Balustrades: 12mm Optifloat clear toughened heatsoaked glass laminated to 12mm Optifloat clear toughened heatsoaked glass with a 1.5mm SGP (Sentry Glass Plus) interlayer. Restrained at floor level in a bespoke clamping angle design complete with stainless steel cover pressings.

Allglass Facades has used its design, project management and installation expertise to complete a demanding project at the refurbished Shepherd's Bush Station on London Underground's Central line.

As part of the Westfield London shopping centre development and London Underground's ongoing upgrade and improvement programme for London's tube network, the ticket hall of the 108-year-old Shepherd's Bush station has been demolished and rebuilt.

The stunning 21st century station is constructed in glass, steel and granite. The imposing frameless glass façade wraps around three elevations of the building and is a vital element in making it a light and inviting environment for commuters to pass through.

Main contractor Morgan Est Rail, worked closely with specialist glass processor and contractor Allglass Facades, who were commissioned to design and install the Planar structural glazing system.

In all, the entrance lobby utilises 500 square metres of the Pilkington Planar™ structural glazing system, incorporating 12mm clear toughened heatsoaked glass to its facade. This is supported by 19mm Optifloat clear toughened heatsoaked glass fins and figure 905J stainless steel fittings. The glass has a screen printed frieze to London Underground bespoke design on the West elevation and manifestations to the remainder.

Allglass was also commissioned to design, supply and install the glass for the internal screens and balustrades, which were required to meet a rigorous line load of 3.0kN/m. This was achieved by using toughened laminated glass comprising of two layers of 12mm Optifloat clear toughened heatsoaked glass laminated together with a 1.5mm SGP interlayer. This was set into a bespoke clamping arrangement hidden at the base of the glazing.

For Allglass Facades, this is another prestigious project to add to its impressive portfolio of successfully completed structural glazing contracts, which includes shopping and leisure centres, corporate headquarters and public buildings.